Edson Barboza Wants Fight With Anthony Pettis

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UFC lightweight contender Edson Barboza (16-3 MMA) is riding high after earning a unanimous decision victory over Paul Felder at July’s UFC on FOX 16 event in Chicago.

The feared Brazilian striker wants to fight again before the end of the year and is hoping to get a shot at former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis next, his words (via MMAJunkie):

“I really hope to fight again this year, maybe December. When the UFC calls me I will be ready.”

Barboza continued:

“I know most of the fighters who are ranked in front of me have fights scheduled already, and some others are dropping or moving up to the other division,” Barboza said. “So, I think a fight that would make sense and also a fight that a lot of fans are asking for on social media is against Pettis. I think it would be a war, and everyone would enjoy watching it.”

Pettis has not stepped in the cage since his title loss to Rafael dos Anjos at March’s UFC 185 event in Dallas. The former champ is recovering from an injury but is expected to be ready for competition by December.

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