Fresh of a fantastic second round knockout against Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson on Saturday night, Anthony Pettis has some opportunities for his next fight.
The former lightweight champion moved up to 170 pounds for the opportunity to face the top five placed Thompson and ended up delivering a jaw-finished finish with a highlight roller Superman punch KO.
After this win, Pettis went to a very exclusive club of warriors in the UFC holding featherweight, lightweight and welterweight wins – including the former two division champion Conor McGregor.
The Irish superstar responded to that news by welcoming Pettis to the club and then adding "Welcome to the club and congratulations. Now who the king wants it?"
Welcome to the club and congratulations.
Now who wants it? https://t.co/XrNU4VDc3Z
̵1; Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 24, 2019
Well, Pettis had not really considered that fight after his victory over Thompson, but sees McGregor admit his performance definitely gave him the idea that it could lead to a big battle between the two.
"Let's do that," Pettis said about meeting McGregor next. "170, 155, I'm not cutting [featherweight] again, I'm with it.
" It's a fight I think fans would love to see again as well. Two strikes like that. It would be amazing. "
McGregor has said he is targeting the UFC in the summer, but he is still waiting for a date, position and most importantly – an opponent.
Of course, Pettis sounds more than happy to accept the challenge if McGregor is willing to meet him.
UFC president Dana White has said that nothing has been decided on McGregor's next fight but has repeatedly said that he wants some things to shake out in the light division before the former two-part champion is booked.
Two competition matches lightweight is planned for the next few weeks as an interim champion will be crowned at UFC 236 when Max Holloway takes on Dustin Poirier while Edson Barboza faces Justin Gaethje in the main event at next weekend's UFC Fight Night Card in Philadelphia. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone scheduled on May 4.
The winner of any of these fights could be next in a row for McGre do or he could return to someone like Pettis.
For now, let speculation begin when McGregor plots his next fight and the list of athletes ready to welcome him back to the Octagan seems to grow longer for the day.