UFC 130 Fight Card: Anthony Pettis Was Going To Face Maynard, Comments on Injuries

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Pettis says Maynard bout was offered to him

Former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis said that Monday’s news about injuries suffered by Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard didn’t surprise him all that much.

That’s because the UFC contacted Pettis “three or four days ago” with a special request: did he want to take a bout with Gray Maynard in the main event of UFC 130?

Pettis wanted the fight.

“They were going to have me fight Maynard on that card. I said yes to that deal right away. I guess it turns out that it’s not going to happen. I’m back to fighting Guida,” Pettis told HeavyMMA.com. “It sucks that he got injured, because it kinda puts the whole lightweight division back on standstill. ”

Instead of facing Maynard, Pettis will instead resume training camp for his bout with Clay Guida at the Ultimate Fighter Finale.

“For three or four days I thought I was going to fight on May 28 and now it’s just killing me, so I’m going to take it out on Clay Guida.”