The lightweight division is currently without a clear #1 contender:
•T.J. Grant is still recovering from a freak concussion suffered during grappling practice;
•Benson Henderson was insufficiently impressive vs. Josh Thomson;
•Thomson lost to Henderson;
•Gilbert Melendez lost a title shot last year and has only a single win since, albeit a thrilling one, over Diego Sanchez;
•Donald Cerrone was taken out in under three minutes by Pettis last year;
•Khabib Nurmagomedov does not yet have a win over a top 10 opponent; and,
•Nate Diaz is 1-2 his last three fights, with losses to both Thomson and Henderson.
UFC president thought outside the box, and make have come up with a solution for who Anthony Pettis will fight when he returns following a knee injury.
White appeared recently on FOX Sports Live, and said the next person to get a shot at Pettis could be featherweight champion Jose Aldo, provided of course that he defeats Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 on Saturday.
The reply came in reference to a statement that Aldo has done it all at featherweight.
"I agree with you," said White as transcribed by MMAMania. "It's tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn't be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for [Aldo] and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo's weight, it might not be a bad idea for him, should he win this weekend, to possibly move up."
So what do you think UG? Sunday morning, could the #1 lightweight contender be a featherweight?
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