Many felt that Anthony Pettis (15-2) deserved to be next in line for UFC gold after a huge head-kick in his victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144.
Unfortunately for Pettis and his fanbase, that opportunity didn't come. Instead, UFC president Dana White announced Frankie Edgar would get his much deserved rematch after being stripped of his title by fellow lightweight Benson Henderson.
As a result, many believed Pettis would make the transition to the featherweight division to challenge the current 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.
However, according to Pettis, that's not the case at all.
Pettis recently revealed his plans of remaining at 155 pounds via Twitter, along with his hopes of capturing the lightweight title sooner rather than later.
I'm not dropping to 145 to fight aldo! 155 is my home and I'll get that belt soon!!! #fb— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) March 14, 2012
With any rumors now shot down, it's unclear what will be next for the rising star. Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will be squaring off in the main event at UFC on FOX 3 to kick off the month of May.
With nothing set in stone, Pettis could be waiting longer than previously expected if the winner of Diaz vs. Miller catapults him with an impressive showing.
Stay tuned for any updates on Anthony Pettis and the current lightweight dilemma.
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