Originally Posted by 420atalon
Who has Pettis beat that should guarantee him a title shot? Sure he was the best of the WEC fighters but I do believe there was a talent level difference between the UFC and WEC LW division. Dunham sounds like a very fair matchup for that WEC belt imo.
While this might be true, it would make Zuffa look dumb if they wouldn't aim for the title unification match, as it would make the WEC belt look less important and thus making all of the WEC fighters look bad.
Also, he isn't called "Showtime" for no reason, lower ranked opponents or not, he has smashed trough them all only going to decision twice and his only loss being a split decision loss. His record is very similiar with Miller's and Soti's basically, and as he has the WEC belt now it would be both unfair and a dumb business move (as explained above) to skip him on the title shot line.
Edgar - Maynard III is the only valid excuse to postpone the title unification match right now basically.