In early October the fighters from UFC on Fox: Pettis vs. Thomson headed to Sacramento for a press conference to help kick off the event taking place in December featuring a lightweight title bout leading the card.
The typical pre-fight questions were bantered about by the media and the fighters, but at one point an interesting inquiry came to the competitors on the dais about who they believed would be the next big thing coming out of their gym or from their pool of training partners to jump to the UFC?
Each fighter gave a couple of examples and then the microphone came to UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. He mentioned his brother Sergio Pettis, who will be making his UFC debut in November, but then he turned his attention to a fighter who he's given a place to live and train for the biggest part of the last year.
"Mike 'Biggie' Rhodes is actually a teammate I took under my wing, he's a very good fighter. 170-pounder, he'll be in the UFC soon," Pettis said.
Rhodes is a y...