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Nov 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Pettis defends Roufus: “When you attack one of us you attack all of us”

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has found his longtime friend, and coach, Duke Roufus under fire from critics for his training methods in the wake of Dennis Munson Jr’s death. Pettis spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to defend his coach in an interview transcribed by MMAFighting. “The thing that gets to me is that...

Oct 31, 2014 5:04 am

‘Pettis A Paper Champ, I Can Smash Him And Nate Diaz’

“I like being undefeated, and if the UFC gives me a title shot, the UFC has next year an undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. I’m 23-0. I think it’s very good for the UFC. First is Gilbert Melendez, and I am after him. I’m second. Cerrone lost a lot of times in the UFC –...

Oct 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Pettis: ‘I have to remind everyone who I am’

“I gotta go out there and remind everybody of who I am.” “Gil’s a tough opponent. He’s one of those guys that just goes out there and likes to fight. You saw him in the Diego Sanchez fight throwing bombs, the Ben Henderson fight went five rounds – but that’s the thing for me, I...

Oct 10, 2014 6:31 am

Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar added to UFC 181 in Las Vegas

A bantamweight bout featuring Sergio Pettis taking on Matt Hobar is the latest addition to December’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the new bout following an initial report from The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Sergio Pettis (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC Fight Night 42...


Oct 2, 2014 9:27 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Slams ‘Paper Champion’ Pettis

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been campaigning for a title shot recently. Prior to UFC 178, ‘The Eagle’ took aim at co-main event fighter Donald Cerrone, who many believe has earned a title shot (Read about it HERE). Now Khabib has shifted his sights back to lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who is currently slated to fight Gilbert...

Oct 2, 2014 4:45 am

Pettis Promising 1st Round KO Of Melendez

“The fans can expect me finishing this fight in the first round. I’ve been out for a year and I’m excited to be back. I’m healthy, ready to fight and, unfortunately, Melendez will be my first opponent after my return. I say unfortunately because I’m sure that I won’t need more than one round. I...

Sep 26, 2014 2:59 pm

PHOTOS | Hendricks-Lawler, Pettis-Melendez Staredowns

Earlier today the UFC held their UFC 181 Tickets on-sale press conference with headliners Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as well as co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Enjoy the staredowns from this event, which takes place December 6th.

Sep 26, 2014 11:24 am

UFC 181 Press Conference Today At 2 PT With Weidman, Belfort, Pettis, And Melendez

Today the UFC has invited fans to their UFC 181 press conference and Q&A with Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort, Anthony Pettis, and Gilbert Melendez. Weidman was supposed to fight Belfort at UFC 181, but a hand fracture has forced him out of the bout. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez will still serve as the co-main...

Sep 18, 2014 1:44 pm

QUICK TWITT | Khabib Can’t Hold Pettis Down

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis has a long list of title challengers. Most vocal however is Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomdeov, who recently said the champ is no match for his wrestling. (Find that HERE). Anthony’s Longtime wrestling coach and training partner, Ben Askren said that’s just not so. Check it: [email protected]_drama: @Benaskren Do you think Khabib...

Sep 3, 2014 4:21 pm

PHOTO | Pettis, Wheaties, And A Cereal Box Photo Shoot

We learned earlier this week that UFC lightweight champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis will make MMA history as the first UFC fighter on a box of Wheaties cereal. Congrats Champ! Wheaties photo shoot today thanks for all the support!!! http://t.co/9GdW16aIWg — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) September 2, 2014

Aug 30, 2014 5:04 am

Pettis Slams Diaz: “I Definitely Want To Kick His A**”

Anthony Pettis spoke with UFC Fight Club members yesterday prior to the UFC 177 weigh ins, during the course of the Q&A a fan asked Pettis if he wanted to fight Nate Diaz given that Gilbert Melendez said Nate wanted to fight Anthony at any point during the filming of TUF. Pettis responded with: “I...

Aug 29, 2014 9:53 am

Beneil Dariush Would Prefer Rematch With Nijem Over Pettis Bout

Everyone hates losing, but not many people would pass up the opportunity to fight for the UFC title to get a rematch with someone who beat them. Beneil Dariush however would pass up a fight with Pettis to get another crack at Ramsey Nijem, the only blemish on his otherwise undefeated UFC run. “I don’t...

Aug 26, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 177 Weigh Ins Set For Friday, Pettis And Faber To Host Q&A

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao takes place this Saturday August 30th from Sacramento California at the Sleep Train Arena. Weigh Ins for the event however will be held on Saturday. They will also be held at the Sleep Train Arena, and will be open to the public. The doors to the arena open at 1:30...

Aug 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Gilbert Melendez On Pettis Rivalry: We Don’t Talk S***

Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis just finished up the taping of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. Melendez spoke with MMAJunkie about the season of TUF saying: “I hope people aren’t too disappointed, but there’s not much interaction between us,” Melendez said. “We’re kind of guys who don’t talk too...

Aug 6, 2014 7:16 am

PHOTO | TUF 20’s Team Pettis After 10 Rounds Of Practice

With The UFC’s Ultimate Fighter Season 20 underway, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, and team, are training hard in Vegas ahead of Anthony’s showdown with Melendez. Check it: The Caption Reads,  “Went hard today with the team. 5 rounds rolling & 5 rounds sparring!!! #tuf20 #teampettis”

Jul 23, 2014 9:30 am

Party Like A Pettis – Both Brothers Get Down In Sin City!

In a recent trip to the Las Vegas strip, Anthony and Sergio Pettis got caught by camera’s partying it up inside a night club’s VIP section. Bother brothers fight for the UFC, Anthony being the UFC’s lightweight champion.

Jul 22, 2014 9:11 am

Pettis Admits Criticism Bothers Him

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis isn’t afraid to admit when something is bothering him. Pettis has fallen under harsh criticism for being ‘injury prone’ and as a result not fighting enough. This wasn’t a huge issue necessarily until Pettis won the lightweight championship from Benson Henderson, now that he’s the champion not only does he...

Jul 21, 2014 9:41 am

PHOTO | Team Pettis Out To Dinner In Vegas

TUF 20 coach Anthony Pettis was out to dinner with his brother Sergio Pettis and coach Hermann Von. ‘Showtime’ posted the following picture of the group sporting their TUF 20 Team Pettis jerseys on his official Instagram account:

Jul 16, 2014 12:25 pm

Jim Miller Tired Of Pettis Layoff – Thinks The Champ Lacks Incentive

“It’s damn close to time for an interim title match. He’s a talented kid, but he hasn’t fought. He’s over there signing some big endorsement deals and he hasn’t defended. He’s making money and hasn’t even defended the title. That’s going to give him even less incentive to come back and fight. I don’t feel...

Jul 10, 2014 9:47 am

Pettis talks TUF 20, winner of Penn vs. Edgar

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis talks about coaching the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ recovering from injury, preparing to fight Gilbert Melendez and more.

Jul 2, 2014 3:38 pm

Pettis Unveils Plan To Win TUF 20 Against Melendez

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis spoke to MMAFighting.com about his upcoming coaching stint on TUF 20 against Gilbert Melendez which will ultimately see the winner crowned as the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “These girls, whoever wins the show is going to be the champion of their division, so to get to see that process happen in...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jun 30, 2014 12:01 pm

Pettis Not Scared Of Diaz Camp, But Promises No Brawls On TUF 20

With an upcoming stint as TUF 20 coach opposite Gilbert Melendez, the UFC’s lightweight champ will have to endure more than just coaching a few fighters in the house. Anthony Pettis will be confronted, on likely, a daily basis, by MMA’s most confrontational group, Team Cesar Gracie. In a brand new interview with MMAMania.com’s, Jesse...

Jun 30, 2014 7:51 am

“Showtime” Pettis inks sponsorship deal with Reebok

UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis may not be fighting until January of 2015, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing some big deals outside of the cage. Last week, it was announced that Pettis had joined “Team Wheaties” and would be featured on the front of the company’s popular cereal box. Today, “Showtime” announced that...