Pettis to wait out for title shot


If it's a guaranteed title shot, then I'm waiting," Pettis said. "That was my goal this year, and I'm definitely going to wait and get better."

UFC President Dana White said despite Pettis' dominant performance over Cerrone, who had won six of his first seven fights in the UFC and had never been knocked out before, he didn't believe there was reason to take Melendez out of the title fight in favor of Pettis.

"I think the Melendez fight is pretty set, but (Pettis is) next," White said. "I can't say enough things about the kid tonight – that was incredible. Obviously his big all-time highlight will be the kick off the fence. But tonight, the knee off the fence, was unbelievable."

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meekie01 site profile image  

1/28/13 8:41 AM by meekie01

Hate rhis whole mentality of fighters sitting out... its like ww with condit all over again... your a fighter so fight... if you lose in the meantime then you didnt deserve a title shot anyway.

newbie2013 site profile image  

1/28/13 8:33 AM by newbie2013

Should be a great rematch between benson and pettis, i love action fighters he took cerrone out!!!

flipmode site profile image  

1/28/13 8:25 AM by flipmode

Benson gonna smash the rest of the 209, then he is going to get kicked upside the head by Pettis.New Lightweight Champion incoming.

flipmode site profile image  

1/28/13 8:24 AM by flipmode

Guida is really grinding my gears!!!

12SixElbow site profile image  

1/28/13 6:02 AM by 12SixElbow

Gil is a Champion from another company on a tough tough 7 fight win streak, he definitely earned a shot. Don't forget he has two wins over thompson in that 7 fight run, Aoki, Crusher, Masvidal, etc... Definitely deserving

mijo site profile image  

1/28/13 5:31 AM by mijo

If you can't beat a blanket!!!!

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

1/28/13 4:49 AM by ChaosOverkill

I can't blame him after taking a fight last time and being given Clay Guida obsessed with being a blanket all of a sudden  

mijo site profile image  

1/28/13 4:45 AM by mijo

Nate Diaz vs Pettis

Enemies site profile image  

1/28/13 4:32 AM by Enemies

Haha, what a slap in the face that would be. If Pettis went for an April bout in the meantime and they set him up with Guida again.

I've been on both sides of a Glory Hole site profile image  

1/28/13 2:07 AM by I've been on both sides of a Glory Hole

This. The posters here are getting worse day by day. Bendo a snuggler.....ya I'm signing off for the night