Anthony Pettis Wants to Take Another Fight Before Getting Title Shot

Anthony PettisWhen Anthony Pettis meets Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter Finale on Saturday in Las Vegas he knows precisely what he is risking.

He speaks he is okay with risking it once more and if he comes away successful not at all a foregone finale.

Pettis said, on putting his No. 1 contender’s situation on the line against Guida, “It’s definitely a big chance,” Pettis said, on putting his No. 1 contender’s status on the line against Guida.  I lose this fight and I’m out of title contention. But I came to the UFC to fight and I’m not going to sit around. “

“If I’m healthy and I come out of this fight victorious, I’ll take another fight. I saw an interview where Dana White said I might have to take another fight — I have no problem with that.”

Pettis, the reigning WEC lightweight champion was expected to acquire a shot at the UFC belt this year, but those preparations were place on imprecise hold thanks to a draw among Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard in January.

Petti has small option but to receive the fight with Guida following that out come.

His probability of struggling for the title got one more strike previous month, when together Edgar and Maynard went down with injury, postponing a title fight among the two at UFC 130.

Pettis would probably be appearing at a greatest-case situation of seven months off must he overcome Guida and choose to stay it out with no official date place among those two.

Duke Roufus, head trainer of Pettis, said, “He was upset but he dealt with it in January and decided to move on.  When the time is right, he’ll fight for the title. Right now he’s in the winning business.”

“If it’s two fights, fine. He’s like a kid in the NBA right now, wanting to make a name for himself. I’d have to talk to his management team before saying anything official, but Anthony is not in the waiting game. He wants to get in and win fights.”

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