Anthony Pettis joined a listing of huge names that left the UFC in 2020 and signed with rival promotions. ‘Showtime’ was the previous light-weight champion within the UFC and defended his belt as soon as as nicely. Nonetheless, at 33-years of age, Anthony determined it was time for a brand new chapter in his life to start.
Pettis is a long-time pupil below Duke Roufus at Roufus Sport alongside the likes of former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. His teammate, Ben Askren, though retired, has been within the information recently. There are rumors that he’ll tackle YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing match.
Anthony Pettis offers his tackle Ben Askren vs Jake Paul in a boxing match
In a latest interview with SCMP MMA, Nick Atkin requested ‘Showtime’ what he fabricated from a boxing match between teammate ‘Funky‘ and Jake Paul and if he had spoken to him about the identical.
The previous light-weight champion replied, “Ahh man that’s humorous we have been simply actually texting at this time. He was really the one who advised me ONE FC was taken with performing some speaking and seeing what sort of numbers we will come along with. Then I instantly requested him bro, are you boxing? And he’s like, why wouldn’t I? He made some good factors”
‘Showtime’ continued, “I undoubtedly supplied my help. I like to field and that’s one thing I’ll do earlier than the tip of my profession, I’ll have a boxing struggle and I’ll some type of a go within the ring. To see him get this chance, man, it’s wonderful. He’s a type of guys that has had unhealthy luck within the UFC…. For him to go on the market and field in opposition to one of many greatest YouTube stars and probably have the ability to shut this man up, I’m trying ahead to it.”
Pettis continues to be solely 33 and has loads of time left within the sport. The American fighter was beforehand the face of WEC earlier than transferring to the UFC, the place he achieved huge success as nicely.
The previous UFC struggle goals to make use of his title and platform to assist the PFL develop by being the face of the PFL. What do you make of Anthony Pettis’ transfer to PFL? Will his inventory rise sufficient to safe an enormous boxing match earlier than he retires for good?
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