I ask this because Bendo doesn't fight Melendez for another three months and champs usually fight every 4 - 6 months, Pettis could be waiting around until the end of the year to fight... and you never know what will happen, with injuries, immediate rematches etc...
Personally I think if a fighter is confident enough that he can beat the champ, then he is confident enough to beat anyone in the division so waiting for the shot doesn't make sense. If he loses then he didn't deserve the shot in the first place.
I think Pettis should fight Maynard on the same card as the lightweight title, he got through his last fight unscathed and should have a quick turnaround to fight again soon. I know Maynard has that knee injury but I heard Maynard will be fighting fit as early as February. This would be a good test for Pettis. If he's not ready for Maynard's wrestling then he's definitely not ready for Bendo's.
This is win win, Pettis can keep busy and earn his shot no question, or Maynard gets fast tracked back into contention...
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^ I agree.
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