Archive: Anthony Pettis

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Jan 31, 2014 12:50 pm

Jose Aldo’s goal: “I want to break every UFC record!”

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has one goal and it’s to be the best fighter of all time. “Scarface” spoke to MMAJunkie.com about his UFC aspirations. Here’s what the longtime champion had to say: “I want to be considered the greatest fighter ever.” Aldo stated through a translator. Aldo went on to say that he...

Jan 31, 2014 7:08 am

Dana White Confident in UFC Star Power Even Without GSP and ‘The Spider’

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that he was not worried about losing 2 of the promotions biggest stars in Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Until Anderson Silva kicked Vitor Belfort in the face, nobody cared about Anderson Silva. Then he blew up and became this huge star,” White said. “Now everybody is...

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

Injured Anthony Pettis Wants To Return 4th Of July Weekend

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has been sidelined since winning the belt against Benson Henderson last year. A PCL injury that required surgical repair has put him on the shelf and recently out of his scheduled December bout with Josh Thomson.  The champ now believes that he’s on the mend and hopes for a return...

Jan 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Nate Diaz & Management Waiting On UFC Title Shot

  “We could be looking at a title fightI think it’s a smart business decision to sit around for a little bit… Pettis already said he wanted to fight Nate. Why does he want to fight Nate? He knows it’s a money fight. That’s the name of the game. Who else would bring that much...

Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

Pettis Fires Off At Thomson: “I don’t even know how he got the title shot”

Just one fight into his latest UFC stint and former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, was poised to square off for the UFC title opposite Anthony Pettis. After an unfortunate injury, Pettis was forced out of their scheduled December showdown and Thomson, has now gone on to headline UFC on FOX 10 opposite, Benson Henderson....

Jan 9, 2014 9:38 am

Pettis on Anderson Silva: ‘I hope he doesn’t come back’

“I hope he doesn’t [come back] because why?” Pettis told Yahoo Sports Tuesday night at a Monster headphones event as part of the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show. “His legacy is already fulfilled. What’s he going to come back and win the belt? He’s done what he’s going to do in the sport…I couldn’t even...

Dec 26, 2013 8:21 am

Thomson Breaks Down ‘Chess Match’ Against Benson Henderson

“With Pettis I felt like I had a good game plan for the first four or five weeks of my camp, and I felt that there’s a lot more room in his game that I can exploit and win. Benson is more of a chess match. I have to play chess, and it’s a who...

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 19, 2013 11:05 am

Pettis vs. Caceres booked for UFC on FOX 10

Sergio Pettis (10-0) and Alex Caceres (9-5,1 NC) have verbally agreed to a bout at bantamweight for the UFC on FOX 10 card, on Jan. 25 in Chicago. Pettis, along with being UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ younger brother, is coming into this fight undefeated, with a 10 fight win streak. Caceres or “Bruce Leeroy”,...

Dec 14, 2013 8:32 am

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis Gives Timetable For His Return To Action

“From what I understand and what the doctors are telling me, I could be out two to three months before I can actually start getting active and start training again. I’m looking at a four- to six-month recovery before I can fight again. “It’s a pretty serious injury. I’m 26 years old, so I’ve got...

Dec 12, 2013 3:26 pm

QUICK TWITT | ‘Surgery Went Amazing’ For Recovering Anthony Pettis

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has undergone a successful surgery to repair a torn PCL in his knee. There is currently no time-line for his return, but UFC contender Josh Thomson isn’t sold on the need for surgery and believes that Pettis should have fought him this Saturday as planned. Whatever the case may be,...

Dec 5, 2013 8:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Diaz Responds To Pettis Callout, Tells Champ To Work His Way Back Up

Last night on Fox Sports 1 we learned that UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis is interested in tangling with Nate Diaz. Diaz, who often speaks poorly of Pettis came back with the following: You work ur way up u have alot of catching up to do I was injured too still fought.. #1fightayearwhyrutalking — Nathan...

Nov 28, 2013 8:40 am

Coach: Anthony Pettis Won’t Fight For 8 More Months

“The injury occurred in the title fight in Milwaukee against Benson Henderson. Anthony checked a low kick and the kick slid up and popped his knee. He did some rehab and recovery after the fight, and it looked like that was going to be enough and he was on pace to recover. Unfortunately he took...

Nov 25, 2013 8:55 am

Nate Diaz: I Beat (Gray Maynard), I’m Gonna Hunt Down Pettis and Thomson and Take Them Out

UFC lightweight contenders Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) will meet for a third time on November 30, when the pair headline ‘The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’ in Las Vegas. Although the scorecards say that Diaz and Maynard split their first two fights, Nate fully believes that he won both of their previous contests, and says...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen: ‘Anthony Pettis Would Smash GSP’

UFC mouthpiece Chael Sonnen is a loyal,outspoken ambassador, not only for his employer, but also for his management team MMA Inc. Part of that same MMA Inc. roster is UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The two fighters bonded when Wanderlei Silva tried to jump Sonnen at a public signing. It was then that, Anthony Pettis...

Nov 21, 2013 11:14 am

UFC Lightweight Contender T.J. Grant Benched Until Further Notice

UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) just can’t seem to catch a break. After putting together a five-fight win streak, which included a first-round starching of former title challenger Gray Maynard, Grant was awarded a title shot against then champion Benson Henderson, which was supposed to take place at August’s UFC 164...

Nov 20, 2013 9:38 am

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis And Nick Diaz Argue, Throw Drinks In Vegas Night Club?

Anytime two popular fighters go at it outside of the cage it’s news worthy, even if one of the parties downplays it as nothing more than a normal occurrence. Both Nick Diaz and Anthony Pettis lend themselves to a certain reputation for being tough individuals and one could expect neither party would back down if...

Nov 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson: UFC on FOX 10 main event | UFC NEWS

With lightweight champion Anthony Pettis out due to an injury, the man he was set to face off against will now fight the former champion. Josh Thomson will fight Benson Henderson in the headlining fight of  UFC on Fox 10. Henderson is coming off of his lost to Pettis back in August, where he was...

Nov 14, 2013 9:47 am

QUICK TWITT | Pettis Fires Back: Nate Diaz you have a “lissssp”, lost 2 last fights

Rivalry alert! Something is brewing between Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz and I don’t seeing it ending here. This whole thing started when Nate was a guest on BJPENN.COM Radio and blasted Pettis prior to him beating Benson Henderson. Two days ago we covered Nate Diaz’s recent attack towards Anthony Pettis and his seemingly never-ending...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Oct 29, 2013 9:41 am

Ben Henderson wants to fight Rafael Dos Anjos next

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has not fought since losing his title to Anthony Pettis at UFC 164 in August. After suffering his first loss in two years at the hands of “Showtime,” which ended his seven-fight win streak, “Smooth” wants a bout that will get him closer to...