By Jamie McAllister
“Yeah. I like it,” White said. “It sounds like a great idea.”
After the press conference according to ESPN White announced in the media scrum that he intends to award the winner of the bout a shot at the Lightweight Title.
“Yes” White said “We’re going to make it up to Pettis.”
When Pettis was signed by the UFC he was told he would receive the next shot at the Lightweight Title. However the bout between Gray Maynard and then Champion Frankie Edgar was a draw and forced another rematch.
Nate Diaz will be receiving the next shot at the Lightweight Title and no date has been set for that bout yet. On top of that Pettis is still recovering from a shoulder surgery and expects to return around November time.
Cerrone has been calling out Pettis for some time now and has accused ‘Showtime’ of ducking him. When Pettis caught wind of the comments he admitted he was pissed off and wanted the bout agreement signed right away.
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