UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has a lot on his plate at the moment. In addition to making his initial title-defense this December in a match-up with Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 9, “Showtime” has also been linked to potential pairings with Gilbert Melendez and current featherweight king Jose Aldo. While Pettis knows he has to get by Thomson before worrying about anything else, he recently told BJPenn.com he was ready to take the challenge at hand head on and has complete confidence when it comes to clashing with any adversary. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)