So with the ship righted and his career back n track, Pettis has one man in mind for his next opponent, specifically at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 in New York City.
“I’ve made my decision,” said Pettis during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “I think me and Max Holloway would be a great fight. He’s sitting there on the sidelines waiting for a title shot, as well. He’s No. 3 in the world at featherweight and that’s the guy I would love to see myself fighting at 145 pounds. But then at 155 pounds, there are still good fights for me, too. I just have to sit down and figure it out.”
Prior to this win, the young Hawaiian scored back-to-back stoppage wins over Cub Swanson and Oliveira before earning a decision over Jeremy Stephens. To date his last loss came at the hands of current featherweight champion Conor McGregor.