Anthony Pettis must have gone through a rollercoaster of emotions at UFC 125 last night.
‘Showtime’, who had defeated Ben Henderson to become the WEC’s last ever lightweight champion before the promotion folded into the UFC, was octagon-side last night to find out whether he’d be facing Frankie Edgar or Gray Maynard for the UFC title in his next fight.
After the five round battle the judges announced it as a draw, leaving Pettis to wonder whether he was now going to be overlooked for the title fight in favor of an immediate rematch between the two.
Later at the post-fight press conference the UFC stated that Pettis would still remain the next title challenger, only for Dana White to retract that decision hours later and confirm that Edgar and Maynard would now have a title rematch as soon as possible instead.
It’s a lot of the 23 year-old to take in and he will now have to wait to see what comes next for him, with Dana White admitting that’s he’s not figured that out just yet.
Check out an interview conducted by Ariel Helwani directly after the title fight ended last night in which Pettis stated his belief that Edgar won the fight, and admitted that he was concerned about whether his title shot was about to be put on the backburner.