The future of Anthony Pettis at featherweight division hangs in the air after the fighter missed the weight for his interim fight With Max Holloway at UFC 206.
The former lightweight champion was billed to compete for the second time in the featherweight division but missed the weight as he weighed 148lbs which is three pounds above the weight for that division.
It would be recalled that Connor McGregor relinquished his featherweight title last week with Jose Aldo being named as the promotion’s champion while Pettis and Holloway were given the opportunity to square it up for an interim belt and the right to compete against Aldo in 2017.
However, according to UFC president Dana, if Pettis eventually defeats Holloway, he would find it difficult to book another featherweight fight seeing that the fighter failed to make the weight for that division.
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Daniel Cormier is seriously miffed with the fake brawl between Anthony Johnson & Jon Jones. The UFC champion has even publicly stated his displeasure about the feigned fight between the two superstars.
Johnson & Jones wanted to have some fun at a recent press meet at the expense of Dana White where they staged re-creation of that infamous brawl. Both of them freaked out Dana which led to many laughs. But even though the fake fight seemed great fun for many, Cormier should not help criticizing that.
While Daniel admitted that the feigned brawl was funny yet according to him, the UFC champs went overboard with the joke.
“The entire little thing which both of them did at that press meet, you won’t ever wish to come up with such acts as challenger”, remarked a displeased Daniel.
“Why would Johnson wish to be Jones’ buddy? I do understand the great sportsmanship spirit but you cannot let him push you into games with the other fighter. You are here to away that very guy’s livelihood. After all, you are his opponent & you should go out to get the guy.” Read more »