Anthony Pettis: ‘I’m in the UFC; I Want a UFC Title Shot’ (Video)


Anthony Pettis and Jeremy Stephens at UFC 136Anthony Pettis is the former WEC lightweight champion, but made the move over to the Octagon when Zuffa decided to fold the promotion into the UFC and absorb its fighters.

He was initially slated to fight the winner of the UFC lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard at UFC 125. That fight, however, ended in a draw with a rematch on tap.

Now, more than a year and a half later, Pettis is sidelined with a shoulder injury, hopefully targeting an October return.

What that means for Pettis’ next fight is still unclear, but what is clear is that he wants at title shot fairly soon and he wants it to be a UFC title shot.

Check out what Anthony Pettis had to say about the title shot and Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez at a recent



For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 2 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is capable of cutting a highlight-reel clip at pretty much any moment, as Joe Lauzon can attest.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 99 views

It’s not hard to put together an Anthony Pettis highlight reel, as we learn in the latest UFC 185 video preview.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 26 views

Could a new "super fight" be in the works? Jose Aldo, Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) No. 1 featherweight contender Conor McGregor apparently wants to fight eve read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

Cat Zingano’s quest for a UFC title shot arguably began in April 2013, when she made her UFC debut and scored a rousing come-from-behind win over former title challenger Miesha Tate.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC strawweight prospect Paige VanZant has signed her own Reebok contract. VanZant joins fellow UFC fighters Anthony Pettis, Johny Hendricks, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Conor McGregor as the only cu read news >>

  • 19 hours ago
  • 0 views

Rafael dos Anjos might be the big underdog in his upcoming lightweight title fight against Anthony Pettis. But yet, the Brazilian is very confident of beating the seemingly untouchable UFC champion. read news >>

  • 3 hours ago
  • 1 views

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has only defended his title once since taking it off Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in 2013, but he's already planning out his legacy in the division. "Me getting read news >>

  • an hour ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who defends his title later this month against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, is not content to simply rule the roost at 155 po read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC President Dana White suggested an Anderson Silva win over Nick Diaz could earn “The Spider” a title shot. So with the victory in the books, does the former champ deserve another fight with Chris read news >>