TJ Grant (19-5) has no doubt that his move to lightweight was the best decision for his career.
“I should have been a lightweight for a long time,” said Grant to MMA Fighting. “Those guys are my size and the strength advantage is in my favor or at least equal. I feel when you are hitting guys you want to be able to hurt them and fend off takedowns. At 170 pounds guys are monsters. Best move of my career.”
In his former division, as a welterweight, he was 3-3 under the UFC name. Since becoming a lightweight in 2011, Gant has won three in a row with his UFC 152 win against Evan Dunham (13-3).
“I got to showcase my skills against a world class fighter and that was definitely the most well rounded fighter to date. So, I’d have to say that was my best performance.”