Anthony Pettis has been a number one contender or challenger in the lightweight and featherweight division, but some reason or another a title shot as eluded him. Whether an injury or unforeseen circumstance he has missed his opportunity but now with an injury to TJ Grant, Pettis will have his chance to rematch Benson Henderson and this time for the UFC lightweight title. Pettis recently spoke with Damon Martin at Bleacher Report about what the fight means to him:
"Words can't describe it," Pettis told Bleacher Report on Saturday after accepting the fight with Henderson. "You couldn't write a better story."
"He's the champion, he better be (excited). He's the guy that everybody wants, he's the No. 1 guy in the lightweight division. I don't see him being too worried about it. I'm sure he's confident, he's on a winning streak, but I know that has to be in his head," Pettis stated. "This is the last guy that beat him in my hometown. He's either seeking revenge, or he's worried; I don't know which one it is."
"All of his last fights, for sure the (Frankie) Edgar fight, I was there sitting and watching these fights front row, could have went either way, the (Gilbert) Melendez fight could have gone either way. So, there's an argument he may not be the top 155'er, but he has the belt, that's all there is to it," Pettis said. "He has the belt. Whether he's winning by decision or he's blowing guys out, he has the belt, and that's what I want. I've been waiting for this for two years, and it's finally here. It doesn't feel real."
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