Paid Members wandshogun09 Posted May 7, 2016 Author Paid Members Share Posted May 7, 2016 TJ Grant's a great shout for this thread. Really is a shame how things turned out for him. I don't mean to be all 'I called it first' but Grant was someone I was singing the praises of for fucking years. He has some really good fights in the undercards over the years that might've went under peoples radar - vs Hendricks, Chonan, Dunham and others. I get a load of shit wrong but I always rated TJ Grant and Rafael Dos Anjos. Even way back when they were just plugging away on the prelims and kind of treading water, I always thought those two were better than where they were on the card. RDA went on to surpass even my expectations. And Grant was on his way to something similar, I think, before his concussion problems. Like Robbie Lawler, Grant was combining coming into the form of his career with a wise change in weight classes at the same time and it seemed to be doing him wonders. Looking back, Bendo was heading for a bit of a dip in form around then as well, so Grant might've upset him. I wouldn't have favoured him against Pettis in 2013/14 but you never know. Grant was an animal at that time. I think Miletich was someone who got a bit more interesting to watch the more he fought. The early days of his UFC career is filled with complete stinkers like the Burnett fight, one against Jorge Patino that is even worse and there's another against Townsend Saunders that is equally as bad. I enjoyed his fight against Perderneiros, the Alessio one had a real good finish to it and he looked great against Yamamoto. I've never seen the Newton fight but would've thought the Ronin would be able to drag something more than watchable out of him. Yeah, the finish is what I remember most but I think Newton vs Miletich was a good fight aside from that. I can't remember if I've seen Miletich vs Pederneiras but I might actually give that a watch later. Just on the basis of it being a bit of a novelty seeing two future top MMA coaches squaring off back in their fighting days. In a similar vein, the Matt Hume vs Erik Paulson fight from one of the old Battlecade Extreme Fighting shows is an old favourite of mine. Think I was originally recommended that fight by you or Ebb on here years ago. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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