Dana White changes his mind, grants Gray Maynard immediate rematch

At the UFC 125 post-fight press conference, UFC President, Dana White announced that WEC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis would get the next shot at Frankie Edgar’s title despite Gray Maynard earning a draw against the New Jersey native in Las Vegas, only to change his mind around an hour later.

White, speaking to Yahoo!Sports.com following the press conference, said:

“I hate to talk about what we’re going to do with future fights at a press conference when a card has just ended. I had the whole Pettis thing with the belt on my mind and so I said, ‘Yeah, Pettis gets the next shot.’ But then when I thought about it more, how can I in good conscience not give that shot to Gray Maynard? It’s a no-brainer. He came in there and he fought his ass off and he deserves that rematch. That was a great fight and they deserve to do it again.”

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