Archive: Anthony Pettis

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...

Nov 11, 2013 9:43 am

Anthony Pettis Injured – Johnson And Benavidez To Main Event For UFC On FOX 9

  Anthony Pettis’ first title defense has been postponed. According to a report on Fox Sports Live on Sunday night, the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion has suffered a knee injury, and will have to withdraw from his UFC on Fox 9 matchup against Josh Thompson. This is in stark contrast to what Dana White had reported Saturday...

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...

Oct 23, 2013 12:32 pm

Jose Aldo Wants Pettis Super Fight at Lightweight

  It was a fight we thought we were going to get at featherweight, but an injury forced Anthony Pettis (left) out of a highly anticipated title fight against Jose Aldo (right).  Now that Pettis holds UFC gold at 155 lbs., it seems that the 145-lb. champion wants the shot to win his second UFC...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Oct 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Pat Healy vs. Jamie Varner set for UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s already stacked ‘UFC on FOX 9’ card. Pat “Bam Bam” Healy was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC 165 event, where he suffered a...

Oct 4, 2013 11:23 am

Sergio Pettis and Coach Comment on Newly Signed UFC Contract and First Opponent

It was announced earlier this week that undefeated Roufusport rising star Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis (9-0) has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This past weekend, “The Phenom” captured his ninth straight professional victory, propelling the 20-year old into the UFC on a wave of momentum that has fight fans excited at a level few...

Oct 4, 2013 10:47 am

Askren Not Retiring Until He Fights GSP

  Yesterday during the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis said he thought his teammate and wrestling coach, Ben Askren, was on the verge of retirement. “One guy who is on the main stage, ready, is Ben Askren. He’s stuck between Bellator and the UFC, thinking about retiring,” said...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Oct 2, 2013 7:14 am

Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo rematch booked for December’s UFC on FOX 9 event

After their first bout ended in a controversial no-contest result, lightweights Roger Bowling (11-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (10-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) have been scheduled to rematch at December’s UFC on FOX 9 event. Bowling and Trujillo first met at August’s “UFC Fight Night 27” event in Indianapolis. The bout was stopped in...