Pettis wants to be 2-division champ

by Shaun Al-Shatti |

"I'm tired of waiting, man," Pettis admitted on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I'm just tired of getting passed up. Who knows what happens in the lightweight fight. Who knows what injuries are going to occur and how long that's going to take.

"I was in the same position twice. I was there, I was the next guy in line, and it all depends on who the UFC wants to see fight. That's what it's all about. I think it's who sell the tickets, who can sell the pay-per-views, and who do the fans want to see fight."

"I want to fight for a belt, man. That's the intriguing part for me," Pettis explained. "It's another belt, and I don't think the weight cut would impossible. I think it's something I could pretty easily do.

"I only cut like two pounds to make 155. I have a clean diet and I barely cut any weight when it's time to get down to '55. I mean, if my teammate Erik Koch can do it, I'm pretty sure I could."

"Right now it's so fresh and brand new, that I'm just trying to clear two paths to get to both of these belts," explained Pettis. "I mean, they say, ‘You can fight Jose Aldo in three months, and then you get the winner of Henderson-Gilbert,' then I'm signing the contract today.

"That's up to the UFC. I'm not going to make any decisions or close any doors until they decide what they want to see. I put my opinion out there, I'm up for either one, and I guess it's just what would make sense for you guys now."

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rockafella site profile image  

2/4/13 11:58 PM by rockafella

"you need to walk down and fuck them all"These young bulls.

RoysBellyRollzz site profile image  

2/4/13 11:26 PM by RoysBellyRollzz

I'd be ridiculously stoked if this happened O_O...that being said it better fuckin happen!

Publicnoose site profile image  

2/4/13 10:01 PM by Publicnoose

When he's not plowing Celeste he will train

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

2/4/13 9:59 PM by Jons Forsberg

Aldo has earned that right first, he and Pettis should fight for the 155lbs title (if Pettis beats Bendo).

yellow c0ckahlc site profile image  

2/4/13 9:55 PM by yellow c0ckahlc

Once again, they won't do that. If they do, it'll be later down the road after Pettis has defended his own belt. The UFC isn't going to risk Pettis dethroning the champ at 145, only for him to become champion at 155 right after. It leaves Featherweight in a "WTF do we do now?" situation.

UGCTT_VA757_GJTT site profile image  

2/4/13 9:51 PM by UGCTT_VA757_GJTT

Superfight.GSP vs Penn 2-GSP(WW champ) BJ(LW champ)

Olive Garden Table For One site profile image  

2/4/13 9:47 PM by Olive Garden Table For One

The curse of the Vera. As long as Clay Guida is at 145 he can forget about being champ

UGCTT_AsimpleFan site profile image  

2/4/13 9:47 PM by UGCTT_AsimpleFan

Wouldn't he have to vacate one title to fight for the other title.

Oddessa site profile image  

2/4/13 9:45 PM by Oddessa

Pettis made me a believer... Kids a champion..even off layoff.. huge props . Looked great.

MMA Architect site profile image  

2/4/13 9:41 PM by MMA Architect

*shot (that is)