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This time, Anthony Pettis had his name on a contract and UFC marketing materials clearly indicating that he would fight for a title. The past two times he was supposed to get a title shot, it never materialized. And on Friday, news broke that Pettis suffered a torn meniscus in his knee while training in Brazil and has to pull out of his featherweight title shot against Jose Aldo at UFC 163 on Aug....Read more »
There was a time when Anthony Pettis was the next lightweight to get a shot at UFC's 155-pound title. OK, there were three times. And now he's finally get that title shot, only it will come in the featherweight division. Still, the latest poll results (which are less scientific than a VHS tape from 1986) indicate you want to see him fight Ben Henderson, too. Who will get the next lightweight title...Read more »
There's a certain ceremonial dance that occurs at UFC post-fight news conferences. Members of the assembled media take the lead and ask who so and so will fight next, and UFC president Dana White says he doesn't like to make fights right after a night of fights. It seems like a silly song and dance, but sometimes, someone bumps into the DJ table and the song changes. After UFC 156, White...Read more »