‘€˜Ultimate Fighter’ runner-up Davey Grant still waiting for UFC contract

Davey Grant is praying for a contract with the UFC.

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Davey Grant hopes he didn’€™t jump the gun.

On Tuesday night, the ‘€œUltimate 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 ‘€œBeyond 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.

"€œI’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.

"€œI 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."