T.J. Grant Says People Questioning His Concussion Are Idiots
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.22.2013
Not mincing words...
T.J. Grant recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his concussion and more. Check out the highlights:
On people questioning the severity of his concussion: "At first, just people questioning me like that, originally I was pretty upset. Just like, 'Oh yeah, suck it up.' I actually had a couple people say things like, 'I played football with a concussion,' and I was just like, well, you're an idiot."
On the severity: "I'm not giving up. But it was significant enough that, no matter what, I wouldn't have tried to push through it. I could just tell that it was dangerous to my long-term health."
On his fights since: "This latest one [against Anthony Pettis], it was just hanging around and it's been three months, so I just wanted to take the time and heal up. When they offered the fight for Dec. 14, I just knew I'm not ready. Maybe in a month I'll be 100 percent healed. But also, I haven't been on the mats for three months. There's just too much unknown to be able to commit."