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  • 06-09-2012, 12:47 AM
    dexter
    Quote Originally Posted by MetallicKnight3X View Post
    Lol you gotta look at it like this man.. fact of the matter is, HE BEAT THE CHAMPION! Not just did it quietly either, he landed the "kick" on good ol' Bendo.
    He landed the flashy kick but he didn't really dominate the fight. It was pretty close fought.
  • 06-08-2012, 11:47 PM
    MetallicKnight3X
    Quote Originally Posted by LefthookStcrook View Post
    How about you face a top opponent Pettis, then clamour for a title shot.

    I like the guy and all and Pettis/Diaz is an excellent matchup, but give him the Maynard/Guida winner and see how he does....my bet is not too good.

    My point is, Pettis doesnt deserve a title shot. Besides having a win over the current champ, Theres not much to make me believe he deserves it.
    Lol you gotta look at it like this man.. fact of the matter is, HE BEAT THE CHAMPION! Not just did it quietly either, he landed the "kick" on good ol' Bendo. And he's beaten J-Lo and Stephens back to back which aren't slouches by no means. I think a fight with Diaz or Winner of Guida/Maynard sounds about right.. maybe even Cerrone since his only loss for a little while was Diaz. But hey thats all Joe Silva's job!
  • 06-08-2012, 08:47 PM
    NLRepublic
    Great match up, but Diaz earned the title shot IMO and should wait if he wants to
  • 06-08-2012, 07:47 PM
    LefthookStcrook
    How about you face a top opponent Pettis, then clamour for a title shot.

    I like the guy and all and Pettis/Diaz is an excellent matchup, but give him the Maynard/Guida winner and see how he does....my bet is not too good.

    My point is, Pettis doesnt deserve a title shot. Besides having a win over the current champ, Theres not much to make me believe he deserves it.
  • 06-08-2012, 07:27 PM
    Bearded Big Country
    Would have rather seen a LW Penn vs Pettis then vs Rory
  • 06-08-2012, 06:29 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    It's funny, I didn't see the words "Cerrone" in this interview, because I think that's the next fight UFC wants to make for Pettis.
  • 06-08-2012, 06:01 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by zana1126 View Post
    I guess Pettis should stop hoping cause Nate is sitting at home waiting for his title shot while smoking marihuana with his brother.
    Like a mutha fuckin' P.I.M.P

  • 06-08-2012, 05:53 PM
    zana1126
    I guess Pettis should stop hoping cause Nate is sitting at home waiting for his title shot while smoking marihuana with his brother.
  • 06-08-2012, 05:22 PM
    Cat--Smasher

    Anthony Pettis Still Holding Out Hope to Face Nate Diaz Next

    Anthony Pettis Still Holding Out Hope to Face Nate Diaz Next

    Currently, Diaz has stated he will sit and wait for the winner of the bout between champion Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 in Denver, but Pettis’ manager Mike Roberts of MMA Inc. isn’t sold on the Stockton, Calif. sitting and waiting for the better part of 9 or 10 months.

    “We all know that everybody can change their minds, I believe that’s the fight that makes the most sense,” Roberts told MMAWeekly Radio on Tuesday. “I can’t imagine Nate Diaz would want to sit out as long as he’s going to have to, to fight, just to wait to fight.

    “I think Nate Diaz is a fighter before a guy that wants to be a champion. Waiting is his choice and his prerogative. I can’t see him wanting to wait.”

    Pettis and his manager both want to make something crystal clear however. They aren’t calling for a fight with Nate Diaz to make some kind of personal beef. It’s all about getting a lightweight title shot, and if Pettis can’t get Benson Henderson, then he wants the next guy standing in the way.

    That just so happens to be Nate Diaz.

    “It’s not that Anthony wants to fight Nate Diaz for any other reason than Dana saying he’s the No. 1 contender. If we can’t get the guy with the title, that’s the next guy in line. So it’s definitely not a personal thing with Nate,” Roberts stated.

    “It’s that Nate’s next in line and Anthony feels he should be the No. 1 contender.”

    While the preference for Pettis’ return fight to the Octagon would be Nate Diaz, his management team won’t cry over spilled milk if they don’t get it. They’ll just move on to the next challenge with a hope that a lightweight title shot will soon be offered to the last fighter to defeat current champion Benson Henderson.

    “At the end of the day if it’s not Nate Diaz, we’ll take whoever’s next who’s available to fight,” said Roberts.
    Anthony Pettis Still Holding Out Hope to Face Nate Diaz Next | MMAWeekly.com

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