Former Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis wants a title shot against Conor McGregor, and he’s willing to do it at 145 or 155.
Pettis, who lost his Lightweight strap to Rafael Dos Anjos in 2015 before recording straight losses to Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barbosa, has dropped to Featherweight recently, and aims to add to his victory over Charles Oliviera by ending Max Holloway’s nine-fight win streak on December 10th at UFC 206.
While talking on with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour this week, McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh stated he believed Max Holloway is the best 145er after McGregor and would like to see that fight go ahead.
The Roufusport fighter, who was once a superfight possibility for McGregor when he held the Lightweight strap, will be aiming to place himself at the front of the queue in the 145-pound division, and has already started his campaign for a title shot against the Irishman.
“Conor’s got a left hand from hell, I guess.
I fought Eddie, and Edie has a good *ss chin, but Conor put it on him, so I’m excited to see what happens. If he stays fighting, I’m coming for that 145-pound strap and 155-pound strap”.