Pettis wants Grant's lightweight title shot versus Henderson


Anthony Pettis was guaranteed a lightweight title shot, but in lieu of waiting it out he took a featherweight title shot versus Jose Aldo at UFC 162. Now that a knee injury has sidelined him for that bout, he would like his original lightweight title shot, however the only thing in the way is TJ Grant, but Pettis doesn't care:

"I can be 100 percent ready to fight Benson Henderson in Milwaukee," Pettis claimed in a statement issued to FUEL TV's post-UFC 161 show. "With all due respect to T.J. Grant, Milwaukee is my town, and the fight with Ben is the fight everyone has wanted for years."

However, as ( reported soon after UFC 161, UFC President Dana White doesn't agree with Pettis' claim that he could be ready to fight again by the end of August. Although the injury won't require surgery, he said it won't be a quick layoff.

"He talked to a doctor, and the doctor said he's out for a good six weeks, and he needs a good (physical) therapist, and he needs to get his knee back," White said. "That's what a doctor said. He talked to a therapist in Milwaukee who told him three weeks. I could give a s--t what the therapist in Milwaukee thinks; I'm listening to the doctor. And I'm going to fly him out to Las Vegas to see Dr. (Steven) Saunders, too, for a second opinion."

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MMA_Aficionado site profile image  

6/17/13 9:45 PM by MMA_Aficionado

So what's going to happen with Jose Aldo's title shot at 155 after his bout with KZ? Does that get thrown out the window since he's not fighting Pettis now?Does anyone have the specifics around that negotiation?

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

6/17/13 7:44 PM by Bobby Lupo

Thomson-Pettis is as good a fight as Aldo-Pettis and if it happens I'm betting josh

Dominique Robinson site profile image  

6/17/13 7:24 PM by Dominique Robinson

Good idea!

Mojo514 site profile image  

6/17/13 5:05 PM by Mojo514

Yes, voted up sir

Jetster site profile image  

6/17/13 4:00 PM by Jetster

I love T.J. But ya Pettis is the man and i am in Bitches for Pettis getting the shot!!! ;)

Eazy08 site profile image  

6/17/13 3:49 PM by Eazy08

Get in line

epwar site profile image  

6/17/13 3:16 PM by epwar

LOL, so true!

Willy the Coyote site profile image  

6/17/13 3:14 PM by Willy the Coyote

I actually like Edgar idea.

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

6/17/13 3:10 PM by Bobby Lupo

It's not a rematch, so Joe Silva would never think of making it

easedel site profile image  

6/17/13 2:44 PM by easedel

Id enjoy seeing Frankie embarrass him.