Dana White: Anthony Pettis is two fights away from a title shotPosted on June 2, 2011, 02:56 PM by Joey Santosus
"That kid's in a bad position. He's supposed to be the next in line. All this craziness happens. [Edgar and Maynard] both get hurt, and it gets pushed back again. The first one is a draw, then they get hurt, and it gets pushed back again. But this is one of those things that happens in a sport like this. I respect [Pettis] for stepping up and taking on a tough guy like Guida, and he'll probably have to fight again before he gets a shot at one of those guys. Sucks for him. It's a shitty position for him to be in. - For more, visit FightersOnlyMagazine
It appears Anthony Pettis, who had previously been considered the division's number one contender, is now at least two fights away from a shot at the Lightweight strap. "Showtime" was originally expected to challenge the winner of January's Edgar-Maynard II in a bout that would unify the UFC and WEC titles. However, in a rare turn of events, the UFC 125 bout ended in a draw, setting up a third encounter between the two and leaving Pettis to wait in the wings. Eager to make his promotional debut though, the Roufusport product accepted a fight with Clay Guida, who he will face this Saturday night in the main event of the TUF 13 Finale.
Although UFC President Dana White offered no detail on who or what could be next for Pettis if he is able to get past "The Carpenter," names like Jim Miller and Gilbert Melendez come to mind, as both have made a solid case for their own crack at the UFC Lightweight belt. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Is the winner of Saturday's headliner deserving of a title shot?