“My whole career I’ve been fighting wrestlers. If you look back, all of my fights have been against wrestlers. Give me some strikers in front of me and you see how I perform. Another great reason why I chose to fight Aldo: He’s a great fighter, he’s a stand-up guy and he’s going to test me. I feel like my stand-up’s something he’s never seen. He’s not going to be able to find training partners that can do what I do. I’m used to the leg kicks. I’ve been kicked there since I was five, so I feel like my range is longer than him. I’m bigger than him, I can match him in speed and power and I’ve got a style like nobody else’s.”
This August at UFC 163, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, will take on UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.
In this interview with The Bleacher Report, Pettis discusses what he believes are his advantages against his Brazilian foe.