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post #22 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick_V03 View Post
He is still considered the number one contender. Gil has a fight lined up, but I could see him or TJ getting the shot against Pettis. (If/when Gilbert beats Sanchez) I don't think Pettis vs. Aldo should happen yet. Let Pettis get some defenses under his belt. He has only won his last 4 fights, one being an ehh split decision win over Jeremy Stephens. How long will Pettis' injury put him out for though?
Two things, one he isn't the number one contender, he earned a title shot against Benson Henderson. He needs another win to become the number one contender.

Champion: Benson Henderson

Gilbert Melendez
Anthony Pettis
TJ Grant
Josh Thomson
Gray Maynard
Rafael dos Anjos (+4)
Nate Diaz
Jim Miller
Donald Cerrone (-3)
Pat Healy (-1)

Also Pettis/Aldo isn't a "superfight" it's Aldo fighting for the title. I don't get why people don't want to give Jose Aldo the opportunity to win two titles. His win over Edgar was much more decisive than Henderson's wins that alone should merit him a title shot.

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