Archive: Anthony Pettis

Jul 23, 2015 9:23 am

‘Showtime’ Pettis Down For Scrap With ‘Irrelevant’ Nate Diaz

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has not fought since losing his title to Rafael dos Anjos at March’s UFC 185 event in Dallas. Pettis was scheduled to compete against Myles Jury at this weekend’s UFC on FOX 16 card in Chicago, but was forced to withdraw from the event with an injury. “Showtime”...

Mar 16, 2015 8:56 am

Cowboy: I’m coming for that belt

Donald Cerrone has gone 14-3 since joining the UFC ranks in February of 2011. Cerrone’s 3 losses have come against Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Two of those three men fought in the headlining bout of this past weekend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas (Pettis and dos Anjos). “Cowboy”, like most of...

Mar 6, 2015 9:42 am

Johny Hendricks looking to steal “Showtime’s” Shine!

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will return to the cage at next weekend’s UFC 185 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas. “Bigg Rigg” was last seen in action in the headlining bout of UFC 181, where he suffered a close split-decision loss to Robbie Lawler, losing his welterweight gold in the process. Hendricks now meets...

Dec 11, 2014 11:58 am

Diaz on Pettis: Whether it’s today or tomorrow, he’s gonna get got

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this Saturday night when he squares off with Rafael dos Anjos in a key lightweight bout at UFC on FOX 13. Nate knows that a victory over “RDA” would boost him back in to title contention and get him one step closer to his goal of fighting Anthony...

Dec 6, 2014 11:08 pm

Anthony Pettis: I’m Injury Free, Give Me Khabib!

Anthony Pettis spent a long time away from the octagon and he wants to get right back in there after his victory over Gilbert Melendez tonight at UFC 181. At the post fight press conference, Pettis was asked if he was willing to fight #2 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. His response was quick and positive...

Dec 6, 2014 8:44 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pettis Retains Belt! Submits Melendez in Round 2

Gilbert Melendez did a fantastic job at closing the distance in the first round, not allowing Pettis to throw any of his unorthodox strikes. Pettis’ offense was limited in the first five minutes and Melendez implemented his gameplan wonderfully. He took Pettis down twice and dug into his body with brutal body shots. As the...

Dec 6, 2014 4:58 pm

UFC 181 Results: Little Pettis Batters Hobar, Earns Decision Win

Unlike his big brother, Sergio Pettis has been appearing in the octagon regularly since his UFC debut in November 2013. He has shown improvement every time he stepped in the octagon and it was no different with his performance tonight against Matt Hobar. Pettis was dropped in the opening seconds of the fight and spent...

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...

Nov 20, 2014 9:36 am

UFC 181 set to show in Theaters

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will be shown in movie theaters across America on December 6th. The UFC released this promotional trailer for the event.

Nov 20, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Duke Roufus bars journalist from Anthony Pettis press conference

Recently Duke Roufus has caught backlash in the MMA community from former students, fighters who once trained under him, and former instructors for his training methods following the death of Dennis Munson Jr. John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Sentinel wrote a very thorough article regarding Munson’s death, which has prompted Roufus to bar the journalist...

Nov 19, 2014 10:51 am

Askren defends Duke Roufus: “Duke’s great to me”

ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren has spent time training with Roufusport head coach Duke Roufus, and as a result, is defending Roufus’ training methods which have been criticized recently after the death of Dennis Munson Jr. Since Munson’s death, UFC fighters, former students, and even instructors have all opened up about Roufus’ training methods,...

Nov 19, 2014 10:08 am

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II extended preview

To get fight fans ready for UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, the UFC has released this extended preview for the event. Check it out:

Nov 19, 2014 9:10 am

Nate Cool At #2 During Potential Melendez Title Reign

With the return of Nate Diaz on the horizon, many are wondering what Diaz will do if his teammate Gilbert Melendez defeats Anthony Pettis for the lightweight title next month. Diaz answered the question on everyone’s mind on Chael Sonnen’s ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast recently. “I’m completely content with Gilbert being No. 1 and me being...

Nov 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Duke Roufus responds to criticism of training methods

Renowned striking coach Duke Roufus is taking the offensive against former pupils, and coaches who claim his training methods were unjustifiably harsh. Roufus spoke to MMAJunkie about the criticism, saying: “You know, when I see Rose and (former UFC fighter) Pat Barry, they don’t seem disgruntled. They’re very nice to me. Pat asked me advice...

Nov 17, 2014 12:05 pm

Fighters speak out against Duke Roufus following fighter’s death

Following the death of Roufusport fighter Dennis Munson Jr earlier this year, several former fighters, and trainers from the gym have began to speak out against head trainer Duke Roufus for his actions in training against his fighters. ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas took to Instagram with a screenshot from a message from a former teammate who...

Nov 10, 2014 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To “Beat All Americans” For US Sanctions On Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov made his MMA broadcasting debut recently in Novosibirsk where he was asked about a possible matchup against Alexander Sarnavsky, who came up through the MMA ranks in Russia as an undefeated fighter, much like Nurmagomedov. “When I was in Russia and Alexander was in Russia, we were both undefeated,” said Khabib. “There were...

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 6, 2014 10:46 am

FAIL! Fighter Attempting Showtime Punch Gets Up Kicked

Ever since Anthony Pettis performed his legendary ‘Showtime Kick’ on Benson Henderson in the third round of their WEC title fight, many have been trying to replicate the kick. Jose Aldo began doing the ‘Showtime Punch’, throwing a superman punch off the cage, and kids even began doing it on their siblings (See it HERE)...

Oct 5, 2014 3:32 pm

Anthony Pettis Smashing Mitts With Duke Roufus

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is gearing up for his return to the Octagon in December against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181. ‘Showtime’ posted the following video on his Instagram of himself smashing a freestyle mitt workout with head coach, Duke Roufus. Loading Lil freestyle on the pads with @dukeroufus … View on Instagram

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 29, 2014 3:05 pm

QUICK TWITT: Donald Cerrone Has “Great News”

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone is fresh off a big win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 this past weekend, and it appears that ‘Cowboy’ already has great news for fans. Leaving Vegas headed home! Back to work!!! And sure did leave with some great news — Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) September 29, 2014 The news very...

Sep 28, 2014 11:05 am

Donald Cerrone Aiming To Fight Again In 2014

Donald Cerrone is never one to shy away from a fight, or to stay on the sidelines for an extended period of time. Given that, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Cowboy wants a quick turnaround after his UFC 178 co-main event win over Eddie Alvarez last night. He spoke during the post-fight press...

Sep 26, 2014 3:06 pm

PHOTO | UFC Unveils Official UFC 181 Poster

Earlier today the UFC held the tickets on-sale press conference for UFC 181. In attendance were main event fighters Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as well as co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. The UFC unveiled the official poster for the event, which was made by DC Comics. Check it out: How badass...

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 26, 2014 11:16 am

Khabib ‘Cowboy Can Shut Up, I Am The Next Lightweight Contender’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a strong case for why he deserves to be the next person to fight for the lightweight title belt after Gilbert Melenedez challenges Anthony Pettis for the belt in December at UFC 181. Nurmagomedov made his case to FOX Sports. “Nate Diaz smashed him, Rafael dos Anjos smashed him, Benson Henderson,...

Sep 22, 2014 9:43 am

UFC Invites Fans To UFC 178 Weigh-Ins And UFC 181 Press Conference This Friday

UFC 178 takes place this Saturday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena with Demetrious Johnson defending his flyweight championship against Chris Cariaso in the main event. The event will take place this Friday at Premier Ballroom at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The event will be kicked off by a press conference with UFC...