UFC president Dana White has heard TJ Grant’s claims, and he agrees with the UFC lightweight.
Grant, who was expected to face Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title last month, was replaced by Anthony Pettis.
Pettis went on to become the new champion, and called out Jose Aldo for a title vs. title match.
White, though, recently confirmed that Pettis-Grant will take place while appearing on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”
Grant has posted five straight wins, including finishes of Gray Maynard and Matt Wiman this year. He is 21-5 in his career, but was sidetracked by a concussion suffered in training.
Pettis suffered just a grade 2 sprain of his knee during the Henderson fight, according to White, and will need “7 weeks” of rehab before returning to full-time training.
Grant took to Twitter to express his happiness in being labelled the No. 1 contender, writing, “Thanks for all your support! I’m a happy man! Thanks.” White chimed in, stating, “you earned it bro.”