UFC fighter Anthony Pettis was set to square off against featherweight champ Jose Aldo on August 3 before injuring his meniscus and subsequently pulling out of the planned pairing. However, based on his belief he will be ready to go a few weeks later than initially expected, Pettis decided to put his name in the discussion for a title-fight with lightweight king Benson Henderson at UFC 164.
However, Henderson has already been booked for a bout with T.J. Grant at the August 31 event. Though “Bendo” has already started preparing for Grant, he recently told MMAFighting he’s fine with fighting Pettis too if the UFC decides to go that direction.
“As I’ve always said, I don’t care who I fight or when I fight them. I’m going to do what I always do, which is continue training to be the best in the world. I’ll just fight and let the others worry about talking their way into fights.”
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