Archive: Anthony Pettis

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 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...


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 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Thomson Knows Better: Says Pettis Could Have Fought Him On Torn PCL

Josh Thomson has a bone to pick with Anthony Pettis. After Pettis was forced out of a scheduled match up with Thomson due to a PCL injury, Thomson decided to go on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to blast Pettis for pulling out of their fight. “I kind of figured that he was going to...

Dec 10, 2013 7:48 am

Josh Thomson Figured Anthony Pettis Would Pull Out Of Fight

Josh “The Punk” Thomson is not one to pull punches. Thomson was set to face current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for UFC gold at UFC on Fox 9 after stunning the MMA world with a TKO finish over Nate Diaz. Unfortunately for Thomson though, Pettis was forced off the card, citing a torn...

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...

Dec 5, 2013 7:43 am

Anthony Pettis expected to be out 6 to 8 months. Wants Diaz when he returns

UFC Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is set to go under the knife and have surgery for his torn PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) this December. The surgery will have the Champ out for six to eight months. “The doctor said six to eight months, so I’m hoping six.” Pettis stated to UFC Tonight about his...

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 23, 2013 10:59 am

Josh Thomson Says Benson Henderson Is A Tougher Fight Than Anthony Pettis

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson, who made an emphatic statement in his knockout of UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, claimed former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson is a tougher fight than current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Thomson will face Henderson Jan. 25 at UFC on FOX 10, and said “for me...

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 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

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 18, 2013 9:06 am

GSP Downs Hendricks For The Second Time In EA Sports Cover Vote

Georges St-Pierre Beat Johny Hendricks. Twice. Just two days after losing his bid for the welterweight strap, Johny Hendricks has had salt poured in the open wounds from that battle, as EA Sports officials announced that “Rush” has knocked “Bigg Rigg” out of the “EA Sports UFC” cover contest as well. … okay maybe he didn’t have...

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 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Dana White Says There Will be No Interim Title During Pettis Absence

  While another UFC champion is sidelined for a number of months due to injury, UFC President Dana White says there will be no interim champion.  The lightweight division will simply have to wait for Anthony Pettis to recovery and defend his title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the recent news that Anthony Pettis...

Nov 15, 2013 8:43 am

Anthony Pettis injures knee in training. Could be out for 8 months says Dana White

After finally claiming his title from Benson Henderson at UFC 164, Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was set to defend his title for the first time against Josh Thomas at UFC on Fox 9 in December that is until a recent knee injury has put him out of commission. It was released last week that...

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.

Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

Nov 12, 2013 8:04 am

Kelvin Gastelum Injured – UFC Looks For New Opponent For Court McGee

An undisclosed injury has taken Kelvin Gastelum out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 9 welterweight showdown with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner, Court McGee. A UFC official has confirmed the change, and noted that the promotion is keeping Court McGee on the card – so long as they find him an opponent. This isn’t the first...