UFC lightweight Shane Roller spoke to MMA Nation's Luke Thomas after his arm bar submission loss to T.J. Grant at UFC Live 6. It was a great back-and-forth grappling match that saw both men threaten with dangerous submission attacks and make some spectacular escapes and reversals.
Roller has now lost two in a row in the UFC's ultra-competitive lightweight division. The former NCAA wrestling champion isn't used to losing and will assuredly get back to the drawing board at Team Takedown in Arllington, Texas. Roller was last KO'd by Melvin Guillard. Prior to that he finished Thiago Tavares with a brutal straight right hand.
The bout was Grant's debut in the UFC lightweight division after numerous bouts at welterweight.
At UFC on Versus 6, Shane Roller talked to SB Nation (http://mma.sbnation.com/) about the loss to T.J. Grant, whether the stoppage by referee Fernando Yamasaki was fair, the gameplan headed into the bout, what advice Mark Laimon gave him between rounds and more.