Anthony Pettis: I'm not impressed with Eddie Alvarez

Rafael dos Anjos recently taunted the man he beat last March to become UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, by mentioning that he was going to help Donald Cerrone as the "Cowboy" prepared to challenge the Brazilian for his belt this Dec. Pettis, who fought and beat Cerrone in 2013, flat-out denied that he would ever help Cerrone out at a recent UFC fan question and answer session...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis refutes 'Cowboy' Cerrone's recent comments

Anthony Pettis wants nothing more than revenge against Rafael dos Anjos, but he refutes some recent comments made by Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone about his feelings towards the current lightweight champion. Cerrone mentioned while he was appearing on The Joe Rogan podcast that he spoke to Pettis recently and the former king at 155 pounds said that he would help train him for the upcoming...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos: Anthony Pettis is confused

When Rafael dos Anjos upset then UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis last March with a dominating decision, he shocked the MMA world. According to the new champion, he may have also given enough of a beating to "Showtime" to confuse the former title-holder. "He wants to help Cerrone, he wants a rematch with me, he wants to drop to 145 to fight McGregor. I think he's kind of confused...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez to face Anthony Pettis in Boston

On Friday, former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez announced he has a return to the Octagon set for January. The bout would put Alvarez against former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in Boston. The UFC has yet to confirm the bout. Earlier this week, the UFC announced that they would be traveling to Beantown on Jan. 17 for a FOX Sports 1 card that will be headlined...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis And Eddie Alvarez Meet In Boston

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) and Eddie Alvarez were both down to dance, and now it appears the UFC is prepared to arrange the tango.On Friday, Alvarez announced on Twitter that he and Pettis will collide in Boston.“it’s official , at first I just wanted the guy , now I got location too , thank you @ufc @danawhite , gonna blow the roof off Beantown!!...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Vs Eddie Alvarez Considered For UFC Fight Night 81 In January

According to Brazilian site Combate, the UFC are currently eyeing a potentially explosive lightweight encounter between Anthony Pettis and Eddie Alvarez for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston on January 17th. Pettis has been out of action since losing the lightweight title to Rafael Dos Anjos back in March. As has often the case for the 28 year-old it was injury woes that have kept him...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza gunning for fight with Anthony Pettis

Two top-10 lightweights are both gunning for a matchup with former champion Anthony Pettis, but as of yet the UFC hasn't decided on who will land the prized fight. According to a report via UFC Tonight, No. 4-ranked fighter Eddie Alvarez and No. 7-ranked Edson Barboza are both clamoring for a fight with Pettis later this year. Alvarez last competed in June when he won a close decision...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Set For TUF 22 Finale

Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t be getting a fight with either Nate Diaz or Anthony Pettis after all as he’s just been confirmed for a TUF 22 Finale fight on December 11th against another top 10 opponent, Tony Ferguson. Nurmagomedov is one of the most feared lightweights in the division at this moment in time with his dominant wrestling and generally well-rounded skill set having helped...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis: I will be ready to fill in for a December title fight if needed

Anthony Pettis lost his UFC lightweight belt to Rafael dos Anjos earlier this year in a shockingly one-sided affair. Speaking with Inside MMA recently, "Showtime" said he believes the biggest reasons for his loss were dos Anjos' power and his own wrong mind-set. "It's more of a mind-set thing. I'd never gotten hit in the face like that ever before in my life. It was more of a mental...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Targeting Return To Octagon Before End Of 2015

Injury-prone former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis told the ‘Inside MMA’ show on AXS TV this week that he’s hoping to fight again in the Octagon before the end of 2015 after recovering from an elbow injury. Pettis is currently targeting the end of year ‘UFC On FOX 17′ show which just so happens to be headlined by the next lightweight title bout between the man who...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

CM Punk hoping for December UFC debut

Ever since he shocked the world and signed on to fight in the UFC, the sports world has wondered when former WWE star CM Punk would make his mixed martial arts debut. On Thursday, Punk (whose real name is Phil Brooks) told that he was hoping to make his debut for the promotion in December. The 36-year-old Punk has been training in Milwaukee at Roufusport Academy since December...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 69 preview; Jedrzejczyk vs Penne

This weekend, UFC Fight Night 69 is traveling to Germany. The main event of the evening will feature strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending her belt against #3 Jessica Penne. For the first time in the history of UFC Fight Pass, there will be a title fight that will be shown on it’s platform. The bout between these two women will surely be one to look forward to, and...
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Out; Edson Barboza Vs Myles Jury Now In At UFC On FOX 16

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming fight with Myles Jury at UFC On FOX 16 on July 25th. The injury is serious enough that Pettis will now have to undergo surgery. At this stage there’s no word on how long he’ll be out for, but no doubt the injury-prone 28 year-old will be frustrated by having...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Injured (Again), Edson Barboza In At UFC on FOX 16 Against Myles Jury

It’s a good thing Khabib Nurmagomedov is hurt right now, otherwise he’d really be laying into former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured). Late Thursday night, Fox Sports Live reported Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that will force the injury-prone Pettis from his July 25 tango against Myles Jury. Edson Barboza has agreed to step in and co-headline UFC on...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC injury bug bites again – Pettis out, Barboza in against Jury at UFC on FOX 16

2012 KO of the Year winner Edson Barboza is always just one strike away from $50K “Showtime” fans will have to wait a little longer to see Anthony Pettis (18-3) make his return to the cage. As reported by FOX Sports Live just moments ago, Pettis will not be able to fight Reebok poster boy Myles Jury (15-1) due to an elbow injury that will set the former champion back until later...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis to Khabib Nurmagomedov: Karma is a b*tch

After it was announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov had re-injured his knee and would not compete against Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 for a shot at the lightweight championship, former champ Anthony Pettis wasted little time in taunting the Russian on Twitter. After Pettis won the lightweight title, he suffered repeated injuries and had to wait over a year to fight again, before making...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Gets Latest Laugh On Khabib Nurmagomedov

As the old adage goes, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Why? Because, well, as Anthony Pettis (pictured) puts it, karma will come back and bite you in the arse. Shortly after catching wind that Khabib Nurmagomedov suffered an injury that would force him out of his highly-anticipated UFC 187 showdown against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Pettis took...
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury set for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

A lightweight matchup is in the works for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25 as former champion Anthony Pettis looks to bounce back from his recent loss as he faces Myles Jury in a pivotal matchup for both men at 155 pounds. Pettis will look to rebound after suffering a five-round unanimous decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in Dallas where he surrendered the UFC...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury, Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye Added to UFC on FOX 16

UFC on FOX 15 is just four days away, but Tuesday was all about UFC on FOX 16. Shortly after announcing a rematch between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao would headline the July 25 show, a lightweight showdown with former champ Anthony Pettis and Myles Jury, as well as a top contender bantamweight brawl between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye was added to the roster...
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz on Matt Brown fight: ‘Nah, I’m fighting Pettis’

Last night a welterweight scrap between Nate Diaz and Matt Brown was added to the already juiced UFC 189 card for International Fight Week. In true Diaz fashion, young Nathan immediately took to social media to let his voice be heard. Nah I’m fighting Pettis   Editors note: With Anthony Pettis likely out until later summer/early fall due to the massive beating he took from Rafael...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Surprised By Matt Brown Fight; Wanted Anthony Pettis Next

The UFC have announced that Nate Diaz will fight Matt Brown at UFC 189, but it seems they forgot to keep one of the fighters in the loop about the match-up. According to Diaz, he wasn’t informed ahead of time that he’d be fighting Brown and had actually been targeting a fight with recently displaced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis instead. “We were supposed to meet with...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Thought Anthony Pettis Was Next, Surprised By Matt Brown Booking

When you’ve lost three of your last four fights, with the most recent defeat coming in a lopsided unanimous decision to now-UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, you don’t get the privilege of calling your next opponent. That’s a cold hard fact Nate Diaz (pictured) learned Wednesday when he was surprisingly assigned to Matt Brown. According to Diaz, not only was he under...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffered Broken Orbital Bone Against Rafael dos Anjos

Anthony Pettis suffered a fractured orbital bone in the first round of his unsuccessful title defense against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 this past Saturday night, but still fought on for the full 25 minutes before losing by unanimous decision on the judges scorecards. Pettis mentioned to his corner a couple of times during the fight that he had an issue with his right eye and in...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffers Broken Orbital Bone In UFC Title Loss

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) said he couldn’t see out of his right eye after Rafael dos Anjos connected on his first punch. That means Pettis fought for nearly 25 minutes with a broken orbital bone in Saturday’s lopsided unanimous decision defeat at UFC 185. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was announced the facial injury will keep Pettis...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Highlights: Rafael dos Anjos demolishes Anthony Pettis to become UFC lightweight champion

image via FOXSports Now former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ reign would end after 560 days and just one successful defense by the hands of one of the most unlikely champions in UFC history – Rafael dos Anjos. Dos Anjos fought like a true champion from bell to bell putting the pressure on ‘Showtime’ from the get-go. You can enjoy dos Anjos’ handiwork in video form below.
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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