Clay Guida has been a near contender time after time, but with Saturday night’s victory over Anthony Pettis at the TUF 13 Finale, he’s got to be among the top couple of fighters vying for a shot at the UFC lightweight title.

Taking nothing away from Pettis – the final WEC lightweight champion – Guida believes that such a lofty win, his fourth consecutive, puts him in the mix to be the guy to fight the winner between current champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard when those two finally square off.

MMAWeekly.com spoke with Guida after his victory to breakdown the fight and get his assessment of the UFC’s lightweight division and just where he stands in it.

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