For the most part, a fighter’s standing in the UFC is heavily influenced by a “what have you done lately” attitude. In the case of Grant, who was named as a title-contender a few months ago, the answer is, “not enough”. Grant has been forced to turn down two cracks at the championship due to some lingering effects of a concussion he suffered while training for a tilt with former divisional king Benson Henderson. With Gilbert Melendez re-establishing himself by winning a full-on war with Diego Sanchez, and other names like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jose Aldo looming, UFC President Dana White recently confessed Grant will probably have to pick up another victory if hoping to go for the gold. Such a scenario definitely makes sense, and not just because Grant has been out. Rather, he’s only beaten one Top 10 opponent and still needs to build his brand up a bit more before being a lock as top contender.
Wednesday has rolled around again and, as expected, the 10-Point Must is back! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from Diego Sanchez targeting Nate Diaz to Mike Tyson vs. Royce Gracie to the Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva rivalry moving to TUF Brasil and much more in-between! (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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