Unfortunate news surfaced recently that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was targeted, and that several of his and his brother’s cars were set on fire and destroyed in the driveway of their Milwaukee, Wisconsin home.
While both brothers took to social media shortly after the incident to give their thoughts on the matter, there has been no word as to who committed the act, or why the Pettis brothers were targeted.
In a recent interview with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Pettis, who is currently gearing up for a UFC 206 scrap with streaking featherweight Max Holloway on December 10th, spoke about the situation, saying:
“I was sleeping,” Pettis said. “I had gotten home from Thailand and I just got done training, so I was tired. I woke up to what sounded like a gunshot.”
“Luckily, my daughter wasn’t with me,” Pettis said. “It was me and Serge and my nutritionist from (New) Jersey. It was his first day in town. Welcome to Milwaukee.”
The damage? Two destroyed Range Rover’s, a Jaguar, and smoke damage to a Porsche parked in the garage. Unfortunately for Pettis, there has been no word on who committed the crime:
“I feel like I’ve gone through the phases of trying to figure out who did it and why,” he said. “Now I’ve got to move on with my life. It’s just a crazy time for it all to happen – five, six weeks out from the biggest fight in my life.”
“That’s the crazy thing – I can’t think of one person who would want to do this,” he said. “If I sit here and try to figure out who and why, it will drive me crazy. Do I let this consume me, or do I keep pushing forward and continue to train and live my life?”
“I definitely should have been more prepared,” he said. “But at the same time I never thought anything like this would happen to me. One event like this won’t make me leave. I grew up in this city. It could have happened anywhere.
“Hopefully, they catch who did it and justice will be served.”
Stay tuned for updates on the situation as they become available.