It has been a crazy 48 hours in MMA news. Between featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s request for a lightweight title shot in victory (which was granted) and now his opponent Anthony Pettis demanding a lightweight title shot with a win–add current lightweight title holder Benson Henderson to the list of super-fight requests. He has been reported by UFC Tonight to have now asked for a title shot against welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, with a win over Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez on April 20th (UFC on Fox 7).
“I don’t blame Ben Henderson for wanting to go to 170,” said White. “That’s the big money fight, the big money fight is Georges St. Pierre, everybody knows it. If you’re not fighting him you want to be fighting on his card, you know what I mean?” – UFC Tonight
You can’t blame the champs for chasing the latest trend of “super-fights,” as it is the biggest payday they could request. The only question is, will the term ‘super-fight’ lose its luster with its appearance abundance on the horizon? Can you have too much of a good thing?