‘Ultimate Fighter’ runner-up Davey Grant still waiting for UFC contract
Davey Grant hopes he didn’t jump the gun.
On Tuesday night, the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ finalist tweeted that the UFC would be signing him to a contract, despite his loss to Chris Holdsworth at Saturday’s TUF Finale. Grant hasn’t gotten anything in writing yet, but he heard UFC president Dana White tell the United Kingdom’s ‘Beyond the Octagon’ that he’d ‘absolutely’ get a deal.
"UFC UK tweeted it," Grant told Fox Sports. "So, I’m assuming it’s right."
Grant performed well against Holdsworth despite succumbing to a rear naked choke in the second round. The England native still isn’t over the loss, but a UFC contract would be more than just a parting gift. And ‘TUF’ alums have done less than Grant and still gotten a shot in the big show.
"It would be awesome," Grant said. "It’s everything I ever worked for. To get the UFC contract, that’s what it was all about. It would be unreal."
Grant, 27, is still in Las Vegas, but heads home Wednesday with his fiance, mother and father. He can’t wait to see his two little sons. But in the meantime, he has his smartphone attached to his hand waiting for it to vibrate.
"I’ve been checking my e-mail every two minutes," Grant said with a laugh.
Grant doesn’t have a preference as to who he’d want to fight in his de-facto UFC debut, but he wouldn’t mind getting another crack at Holdsworth down the line.
"I still feel like I could beat him, but I can’t see why Chris would want the rematch," Grant said. "But of course, every fighter always wants to avenge the loss."