"You pull out of 145(-pound) fight, and from what I understand he's waiting to fight the winner of T.J. and Benson, so I feel like I'm the guy...You need to get through me to get there. I'm the No. 1 contender right now. No one else is...I'm a big fan of Pettis, and I have a lot of respect for him...But I feel like that they hold him on such a high pedestal that he's the only thing standing between me and a title shot...You can only keep your mouth shut for so long...You want that title, dude. That's all you want. My whole career has been about that title, and there's not a bigger title in the f---ing world."