Anthony Pettis won’t lose a thing by missing weight for UFC 206 in Toronto.
Everyone was shocked Friday morning when it was announced that Anthony Pettis missed weight for his interim title fight with Max Holloway, which is set for this weekend in Toronto. The truth is though this title was non-sense from the start and Pettis will in all likelihood still face Jose Aldo in a title fight if he gets through Holloway. It’s true, and for a number of reasons. Here is a look at five reasons Pettis will still be granted a title shot with a win Saturday night.
1. Just look at the top 5 even 10 at featherweight:
Truthfully, who else are they going to give it to? Aldo has beat Edgar twice, Hypothetically, I am writing this from the perspective that Pettis beats Holloway, so he’s out. Lamas? Hell no, nobody wants to see that fight again. Cub Swanson? Nope, He is 3-2 in his last 5 and hasn’t beat anyone in the top five. Pettis himself is currently #5. So, that rounds out the top 5.
In the bottom half of the top ten you have Stephens but he’s coming off a loss to Edgar. Oiveira, he just lost to Pettis and has had plenty of weight issues himself. Bermudez he’s 3-2 in his last five and has also had trouble dealing with anyone in the top five. Brian Ortega, maybe, he’s on a three fight win streak and has three finishes, but hasn’t beat anyone near the top five, so in short he’s not even close to ready. Yair Rodriguez, he’s super exciting, but hasn’t beat anyone relevant in the division and is scheduled to fight BJ Penn in January, not exactly a contender fight.
If Pettis can take out Holloway there is nobody who jumps out as a contender. or more marketable than Pettis