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It seems weird for a newly crowned king to leave his castle, but in some ways it makes perfect sense.
Anthony Pettis has already been connected with a potential move to featherweight in an effort to capture his second UFC title and kick pound-for-pound great Jose Aldo to the curb.
On the heels of another crucial knee injury, now may be the best time for Pettis to make that move.
Not only for the sake of taking all the time he needs to finally get healthy, but to test the level of competition in a completely different way.
As of right now, besides Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson, there aren't too many big names in the lightweight division that are going to keep "Showtime" busy for the next two or three years.
At featherweight, which has transformed into one of the deepest divisions in the UFC right before our very own eyes, the opportunities are limitless.
Guys like Chad Mendes, Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar, Chan-Sung Jung, Dustin Poirier, Ricardo Lamas and even Conor McGregor offer Pettis more than what he'd find at 155.
Even if Aldo isn't around to welcome him, it seems as if the recently instated lightweight champ should drop 10 pounds, bring his evolving talents to a more diverse weight class and prove that he is one of the best pound-for-pound threats on the planet.
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