A draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard through a wrench in the plans of the UFC and Anthony Pettis who was sitting in wait to see who would walk away the UFC Lightweight Champion and who he would face next but with Maynard and Edgar now set for a rematch, Pettis' manager Mike Roberts tells MMAWeekly.com that his fighter will continue to fight:
“Anthony was obviously disappointed in not getting the title shot, but he also understands why Dana made that decision,” Roberts said. “After consulting with Anthony and Duke Roufus, we collectively decided that it would be in Anthony's best interest to take a fight in the meantime.
“A 10-month or possible year layoff was just too long. We believe with a win against a top lightweight contender Anthony will still get the title shot later in the year”.
Meanwhile, Pettis tells Dave Meltzer that he wants top competition:
“I only want to face guys at the top – George Sotiropoulos, Clay Guida, Jim Miller, [Sean] Sherk, anybody that makes sense,” said Pettis. “I don't want to fight someone who isn't high level. If I fight, I think I've earned fighting the best guys.”