UFC 206 was dealt yet another blow Friday and the interim featherweight title picture just got a little more complicated.
Anthony Pettis came in three pounds overweight for his interim title showdown with Max Holloway, which serves as the main event of the UFC’s pay-per-view in Toronto. In order to qualify for the interim title, Pettis needed to come in at 145 pounds. But in his second fight at featherweight, he didn’t come close. A visibly gaunt Pettis was well over the weight limit and it was announced that he will no longer be able to compete for the interim title on Saturday night.
Pettis is the first fighter to miss weight for a title fight since 2007 when Travis Lutter was unable to make weight for his middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva.
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