Archive: Anthony Pettis

Feb 14, 2014 6:21 pm

White: Pettis Knee Recovering Well, But July Aldo Bout Not Likely

If the long discussed super-fight between Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis does end up taking place, it won’t be as soon as anticipated. As reported by MMAWeekly.com, Pettis will not be ready to fight Jose Aldo in July, which was when Pettis wanted the bout to take place, since he is still on the mend...

Feb 10, 2014 4:55 am

Catchweight, Featherweight, Lightweight – Pettis Says He’ll Fight Aldo Anywhere

It seems as though one of the most difficult parts of putting together a super fight is getting the fighters to agree on a fight weight, and the intriguing match-up between Featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has proven to be no different. While Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras wants the fight at a...

Feb 9, 2014 11:28 am

Michael Chandler picks Jose Aldo to beat Anthony Pettis

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is focused on reclaiming the belt from rating champ Eddie Alvarez when the two meet for a third time later this year on a yet to be announced Bellator Pay Per View event. Chandler is 100% focused on defeating his nemesis (Alvarez) in their upcoming trilogy bout, but that doesn’t...

Feb 9, 2014 8:03 am

Swanson to Aldo: “Man up and move up, or stay here and let’s fight”

Since losing to Ricardo Lamas in his UFC debut back in November of 2011, Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has since put together a five-fight win streak that has him sitting in prime spot for a shot at featherweight gold. Cub recently sat down with Steph Daniels of BloodyElbow.com where he shared his opinion of what long time...

Feb 6, 2014 6:02 am

White: Mendes vs. Swanson For Featherweight Title Makes Sense

“I’m not making a fight announcement here or anything – but what would make sense is Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes would probably be fighting for that title, and Pettis and Aldo would fight at 155.” During a FOX Sports Live appearance last night, UFC President Dana White discussed what happens if Jose Aldo moves...

Feb 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

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

Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

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 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...

Jan 27, 2014 1:15 pm

QUICK TWITT | Sergio Pettis Vows to ‘Come Back Stronger’ Admits UFC on FOX 10 Mistake

“I messed up,” 20-year-old UFC fighter Sergio Pettis wrote on Twitter after losing to Alex Caceres on Saturday.  “But I’ll come back Stronger[.] thanks for all the support learned a lot tonight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Saturday night stopped the impressive momentum of 20-year-old fighter Sergio Pettis, “the Phenom” promised fans that he would...

Jan 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Benson Henderson: “I’m getting my belt back”

Without a doubt Benson Henderson can’t be Anthony Pettis’s biggest fan. After being handed his second loss by “Showtime” and losing his title twice by the same man, it is understandable why Henderson has his sights on Pettis. However, he is going to have to jump through hurdles just like everyone else in the sport...