“You see a lot of champions becoming point fighters,” Pettis said. “These guys want to keep their belts and there’s two sides of that story. Every challenger is very talented. Look at the lightweight division, everybody there is very well matched. It’s going to take a factor to change that to have somebody dominate these fights. That’s what I’m looking to do. All I can do is go in there and implement my game plan and hope for the best.”
“I want to be the guy that goes out there and gives the fans a show. That’s what it’s all about at the end of the day,” Pettis said. “You’ve got so many fight fans and so many fighters, but I like to be that guy that fight fans want to watch because they don’t know what’s going to happen. I strive to be that different fighter and set myself apart from the group.”
In a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner, UFC lightweight number-one-contender, Anthony Pettis said he believes the UFC champs are starting to formulate game plans to keep them safe and ahead on points.
His theory on the rising trend of point fighting is easily investigated through statistical data and according to the data, it appears as if he is wrong.
While in 2012, the amount of decision victories in title fights was up from the prior two-years, so far in 2013 we have seen a significant drop in the decision rate.