Archive: Anthony Pettis

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 9:24 pm

Anthony Pettis Reveals Date For Melendez Bout

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Showtime Pettis announced the date for his bout against Gilbert Melendez on The MMA Hour today. The bout will take place on December 6th, however Pettis doesn’t know what event it will be at, or even if he will be headlining the card. The possible event for that day would be...

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 12, 2014 3:33 pm

Vote For UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis And Get Him On A Box Of Wheaties

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Jul 10, 2014 9:06 pm

Meet The All-Female TUF 20 Cast

Last week, the UFC unveiled the 16 women who will compete for the inaugural UFC strawweight title on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter later this year. We spoke to some of them about being on a reality television show, who the favorite is, who’s the most annoying, and more.

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 7, 2014 9:02 am

Fight Breaks Out On Set Of TUF 20

The first ever all-female cast of The Ultimate Fighter has started filming, and apparently things already got heated between two female strawweights. During the TUF 19 post fight press conference, a media member asked Dana White if Felice Herrig had almost been kicked off the show for starting a fight. UFC President Dana White responded...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

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...

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

UFC’s Year-End Event Will Not Take Place This Year

That’s right, UFC 182 will take place on Jan. 3, 2015 instead of the usual Saturday after Christmas. According to MMAJunkie, the UFC has confirmed this date. So why the date change? Simply because the UFC doesn’t want to put on an event two days after Christmas. This year the holiday lands on a Thursday,...

Jun 26, 2014 6:35 am

Pettis Cleared By Doctors To Kick, Cartwheels Rufus In First Sparring Session

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis wasted no time getting back to his flashy kicks. After just being cleared to throw leg-strikes, the top lightweight fighter took to a quick sparring session with coach, Duke Rufus, where he caught his longtime trainer with one of his signature flashy moves.

Jun 25, 2014 8:57 am

Wheaties announces UFC champ Anthony Pettis as newest team member

As the UFC continues to grow and become more mainstream, we’ve seen some of it’s athletes score sponsorship deals with major organizations. Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos have linked up with Nike, while former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre have scored deals with Burger King and Gatorade respectively. UFC lightweight champion Anthony...

Jun 25, 2014 5:01 am

GIF | Kid Lands Showtime Kick On Younger Brother Perfectly

In this GIF currently making its rounds on the internet, we see a young boy land Anthony Pettis’ famous “Showtime Kick” off the wall and land perfectly on another kid, presumably his younger brother. Check it out!

Jun 17, 2014 4:03 pm

Melendez Wants To Fight In Mexico

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez is getting ready to coach season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Anthony Pettis, who Melendez will be fighting at the end of the show. However he is already looking past that to future events, that he hopes can possibly take place in Mexico. Melendez joined MMAJunkie Radio to talk about...

Jun 9, 2014 10:45 am

Mel Gibson Shows Off Biceps While Posing With Octagon Girls

Mel Gibson joined Anthony Pettis cageside to watch UFC Fight Night live this past Saturday and show off his biceps. Mel joined Octagon girls Rachelle Leah and Chrissy Blair for a picture during the event. Check it out below.