Det här hade Pettis att säga via ‘MMAJunkie’:
I’m a good spot right now where I could make 155. Like the Nate Diaz fight, I only fought him at 176 pounds. I only gained six pounds with my weight cut. I want Diego Sanchez. That’s what I told Duke [Roufus].
One more fight before the end of the year. I tell myself three big fights this year. He’s available. At 155, there’s no one available for me. I want to stay busy.
I feel like especially the fans want to see it. That’s what it’s all about. If the fans want to see the fights I choose, then it works out. Look who I just fought. From (Tony) Ferguson, (Stephen) ‘Wonderboy’ (Thompson), Nate Diaz … even before that, I was fighting killers.
I haven’t talked to the UFC yet. I reached out to Dana about it. They’re supposed to have a matchmaker meeting, so if it works out, it works out. If not, we’ll find out. There’s a lot of good guys, but I feel like Diego deserves that kind of fight. He’s been around a long time.
Pettis blev tidigare utmanad av den obesegrade Gregor Gillespie, men har inte svarat på detta.
Skulle ni vilja se ett möte mellan Pettis och Sanchez?