Former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis will not be the UFC interim featherweight champ. He came in 3 pounds over the official 145 pound limit for a title bout.
Max Holloway made weight and according to Ariel Helwani will still be eligible to claim the interim title with a win. Pettis will also give up 20% of his purse to Holloway.
Pettis has fought once before at featherweight and weighed in at 146 pounds for that bout. In non-title bouts, fighters are allowed to be one pound over.
Pettis vs. Holloway became an interim title bout following a complicated chain of events. First, featherweight champ Conor McGregor was stripped of his 145 pound title which was awarded to ex-champ Jose Aldo. Then, light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier pulled out of his bout with Anthony Johnson which was to have headlined UFC 206. Finally, the Pettis-Holloway bout was promoted to top of the UFC 206 card and made an interim title fight.