Title shot drama! Ben Henderson calls Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo super fight 'horse manure'

Vince Caligiuri

With contenders being few and far between, Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis have agreed to bridge the gap between the featherweight and lightweight divisions, much to the chagrin of the current crop of title hopefuls.

Now that reigning flyweight champion Jose Aldo has disposed of Ricardo Lamas in the UFC 169 co-main event (highlights), everyone is looking forward to watching "Junior" move up to 155 pounds to challenge current lightweight kingpin Anthony Pettis.

Well, almost everyone.

Former division titleholder Ben Henderson was unhappy with the promotion's decision to purse a "Showtime" super fight (again), since Pettis has just one title defense since taking over the weight class last summer, thanks in part to his knee injury that has him benched until July.

"Smooth" vents on Twitter.

Henderson was married earlier this month.

A future title shot could be difficult to secure, despite the fact that Henderson is 8-1 in the division and fresh off a win over the former number one contender at UFC on FOX 10 (results). Aside from the fact that he's already 0-2 against the champ, his boss was unimpressed with his "Punk" win in Chicago.

Or, as his manager suggests, Henderson just isn't well liked in the front office.

Aldo has been in control of the 145-pound division ever since making his transition from World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and the prospect of watching him move up -- or having Pettis move down -- has more to do with the fact that featherweight is a thin division, as opposed to simply overlooking Henderson.

Either way. "Smooth" thinks it's horse manure.

How about you?

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