Anthony Pettis’ status for his first title defense remains unknown at this time, as the UFC lightweight champion was scheduled for an MRI on his injured knee Tuesday.
However, UFC president Dana White is letting it be known that when Pettis does fight, it will be vs. TJ Grant and not UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
White told Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole that Grant will get the first opportunity to end “Showtime” run.
Grant was scheduled to face Benson Henderson for the belt this past weekend, but a training injury knocked him out. That allowed Pettis to step in, and he secured the belt with a first round submission victory.