After three straight wins over a trio of the UFC's toughest and most durable lightweights, including a first-round TKO of Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 6 last night, former WEC champion Anthony Pettis is content to wait for a shot at the UFC lightweight belt if a crack at it is set in stone for him.
"If it's a guaranteed title shot, I'm waiting," Pettis said at the event's post-fight press conference. "That's what my goals are. It's one of my goals this year. If it's next, I'm going to wait, get better and get what's mine."
Pettis has been guaranteed a UFC title shot once before. As the last reigning WEC lightweight champion, Pettis was slated to meet the winner of a January 2011 title fight between then champion Frankie Edgar and rival Gray Maynard.
MMA Fighting is reporting that UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman has injured his shoulder and been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout with Tim Boetsch.
Replacing Weidman at UFC 155 will be Costa Philippou, who was scheduled to fight Nick Ring at UFC 154 before the fight was cancelled when Ring was unable to get cleared by the commission.
The report indicates that Weidman may have a torn labrum with a possible shoulder dislocation or separation. That means Weidman could be sidelined from anywhere between three-to-six months. The injury is the latest piece to what has been a turbulent November for the Weidman family. A few weeks ago, Weidman lost his house to Hurricane Sandy as it ravaged the East Coast.