White: Pettis’ next fight will be title defense versus TJ Grant

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Anthony Pettis would like nothing more than a superfight with Jose Aldo, however UFC President Dana White has confirmed Pettis’ next bout will be a title defense against TJ Grant:

Regardless of the back-and-forth, White stepped in earlier this afternoon to take control of the situation and clear the air, telling Kevin Iole of Yahoo!Sports.com that Pettis will make his first title defense against Grant at a future date and event to be determined.

The actual logistics will likely hinge on the health of Pettis’ knee, which apparently required a recent MRI to determine if there is any structural damage. Results are “unclear” at this time, unlike Pettis’ next opponent.

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