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Wednesday, 04/17/2013, 08:21 am

Coach: Pettis To Be The Next Anderson Silva

“Oh for sure it’s Anderson Silva. I have huge respect for Anderson Silva. He’s the best all around striker in mixed martial arts. For sure he’s got a good fluid style and he uses the Thai clinch well. This is going to sound arrogant but I think in a few short years, you’re going to see Anthony Pettis looking like Anderson Silva.

Anthony is a huge student. He really digs into my mind. He wants to know my old heroes I studied. He wants to know the new school fighters. I just watched a kickboxing event in Cambodia and there’s a 12 hour difference in Thailand and I watch the fights. That’s how much of a combat sports nerd I am. I watch Glory this past weekend, Lion Fights, everything. With the internet I can watch this stuff right away compared to before when I had to trade tapes with my buddies around the world. I can stay on top of all the information and media.”

Leader of the ‘Roufus Sports’ Fight Team, Duke Roufus, recently discussed several different topics with the fella’s over at MMAMania, including what he thinks the future holds for his top student, Anthony Pettis.

Pettis is set to face off with Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title.


21 Responses to “Coach: Pettis To Be The Next Anderson Silva”

  1. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Simmer down there Roufus, Let’s see if he can handle Aldo first. I doubt it, Aldo will kick the shit outta Pettis and send him back to 55. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Aldo KO this dude.

    • Ddddddd says:

      I’m surprised to here you say that considering you talk about good footwork. Pettis’ foot positioning and foot work is miles ahead of Aldo and ill bet he has a better weight cut wich is gonna give him speed in the later rounds and that I think is gonna be the deciding factor. Of course Aldo’s striking is fantastic but not like Pettis he relies on athleticism and with someone like Pettis that ain’t gonna cut it. I also think Aldo’s head movement in the pocket is gonna give him false security considering Pettis’ arsenal. Roufus was superb at not getting hit and that comes through in Pettis and he’s gonna weather the storm that Aldo has to give because he knows he can’t stand with Pettis in the 4th. Pettis has been training to stand up his whole life he’s not a converted soccer player with fantastic coordination and i believe he’s gonna prove this and get another belt from another fantastic champion.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        First, yah Pettis is a badass and will probably be a champion at 45 or 55, maybe both someday. Hell, I’d like to see if he could go to 70 someday. Wouldn’t that be something to have a 3 division champion!! But Aldo is a champ for a reason and he has the best kicks in the business!!. Aldo is quick and can close the distance fast. Once he takes out Pettis’ legs, that’s it the kid can’t move and he’ll be done. If Aldo can’t, then it may be Pettis’ night. Great fight but until somebody can figure out Aldo, he wins. One thing that you are missing here is that Aldo and most of the Brazilians are training wrestling like mad men as they should be. Aldo will kick the crap outta Pettis and you are going to see some double legs and once Pettis is on his back, he’s lost. You are going to see Aldo become a wrestler in the later rounds and sooner of he can’t slow Pettis down. I’m sure Roufus knows this if I DO!! lol. We’ll see though. I’ll be rooting for the American, but I think Aldo will send him back to 55.

        • Steven Thurman says:

          With foot work like Pettis, and his whole life being trained to kick and avoid being kicked, I dont see Aldo taking out his legs, Pettis has an awesome guard and BJJ all around, but I dont think he will have to worry about Aldo taking him down, we’ve all seen his ground game and it isnt as fantastic as people say it is. I think Pettis has a very good chance, could go either way though

        • Ddddddd says:

          I’ve wondered if Aldo would work some wrestling in but that’s the only thing that’s been exploited in Pettis and that’s why he made the statement in the Jeremy Stevens fight with takedowns. I honestly think they both have the same priority when it comes to wrestling “don’t get takin down” so they can do what they do,Standup.

    • Jujitsu Player says:

      I’m a huge Aldo fan but I don’t like this match up…I was impressed with the way Pettis walked through Cowboy who’s no joke. His footwork is exceptional and I don’t see him standing there for Aldo’s leg kicks. Has the potential to be one of the fights of the year and I think Pettis edges it as favorite. Let’s talk again after the fight.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        Aldo is not only training takedown defense BUT he is also working on double legs offensive takedowns. He will take Pettis down and its easy to see what happens to him. He loses to Guida and I thought he lost to Stephens too. Great fight, but I see Aldo handling him fairly easily. I look forward to talking after too. (btw: I don’t think he _walked through” Cerrone. It was back and forth until that liver kick and that kick would have dropped anybody. Just like a punch on the chin, a liver kick will drop you. It can happen to anybody)

  2. jakers says:

    how can this guy beat aldo??? he cant event win agains clay guitta LOL… watch for aldos ground game…

  3. 123 says:

    Jose Aldo vs Anthony Pettis is a superfight

  4. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    One final comment: Hopefully, Pettis will be BETTER than Silva because Silva is a douchebag. I doubt Pettis wants to be the next douchebag!

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