Anthony Pettis has experienced as many good moments as bad ones since joining the UFC.
Pettis, who was scheduled to face Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title in August at UFC 163, is now targeting a return to action this October after suffering a knee injury.
However, “Showtime” isn’t looking at fighting for the title in his return; instead, he’s going after Josh Thomson, a former Strikeforce champion. He mentioned UFC 166 on October 19 as a possible destination.
Thomson has been calling out Pettis, and the ex-WEC champ recently told MMAFighting.com that he is quite content with meeting Thomson.
“Thomson called me out,” he said. “I’m never afraid to fight anyone and I’m tried of waiting. If I’m supposed to be the best, then why not beat him in October? (That will) set me up for a title shot late this year or early next.”
Pettis, though, believes a win over Thomson won’t do much for his stock because “no one really knows who he is.”