Somebody give this cat a title shot. Like, tomorrow.
Pettis already took a title from Benson Henderson once. After spending
twenty five minutes in the cage with Bendo in the final WEC fight of
all-time it was Pettis who came away with the unanimous decision nod,
sealing the deal with the now infamous "Showtime" kick.
past weekend in Chicago, Pettis continued his quest to get a rematch
with the now UFC Champion. Again, a man that he's already beaten, who
cut in front of him in line for the title shot he was supposed to get.
But Pettis hasn't been completely victimized here. His loss against Clay
Guida in his UFC debut didn't help matters any for the explosive
RoufusSport youngster. Since being dominated by Guida on the ground,
Pettis has been a man on a mission. He followed his split decision
victory over Jeremy Stephens with two vicious finishes of highly ranked
and respected fighters. Looking at his picture perfect head kick KO of
Joe Lauzon last year in Japan which he's followed his devastating liver
kick finish of Donald Cerrone this past Saturday night elicits words
like fear, monster, savage, and true #1 contender.
like these are what separates men like Anthony Pettis from men like
Benson Henderson. While Benson may be one of the most complete fighters
competing at the highest level right now, Pettis is becoming one of the
most dangerous. Regardless of the outcome of Henderson's fight versus
Gilbert Melendez this spring, Anthony Pettis is next in line (really
this time) for the title at 155. I believe when that night does come, he
will be bringing the title back to Milwaukee.
Video: Highlights: UFC on FOX 6: Cerrone - Pettis
Bonus "Showtime" Knee GIF