Whether we agree with it or not, Benson Henderson is still the UFC lightweight champion and Frankie Edgar is headed back to the drawing board for the first time in four years.
UFC 150 provided us with another potential storm of controversy at 155 lbs, but UFC president Dana White is determined to move forward within the division. At this point, who can blame him? The title’s last six defenses have featured the same four fighters.
So as promised, Henderson will defend the belt against top contender Nate Diaz later this year, while Edgar faces a multitude of questions regarding his future, none more prevalent than the option to drop to featherweight – a move that would appease many.
What about the other fighters that competed in Denver this past weekend? Well, here’s a list of potential matchups the UFC could make down the line.
UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis has decided to go under the knife to alleviate some nagging injuries and is currently looking at a return to action at some point this summer.
The news comes from Tuesday's episode of "UFC Tonight" and was subsequently confirmed with Pettis' manager, Mike Roberts, by MMA Weekly. Pettis is expected to be sidelined for about eight weeks.
The decision comes after the UFC changed course and decided to book a rematch between newly crowned lightweight champ Ben Henderson and former title holder Frankie Edgar after originally agreeing to grant Pettis a long-awaited shot at the belt.
Pettis recently scored a highlight-reel head kick KO of Joe Lauzon at UFC 144 in Japan last month, the same event in which Henderson won the title with a unanimous, but closely contested nod over Edgar.