The former star of UFC, Anthony Pettis (24-10 MMA, 11-9 UFC), signed a new contract with PFL in these weeks and it’s all the rage. He himself had the last contest of his link with the company that Dana White commands in what was the UFC Vegas 17, where he won and said goodbye to his people. Anyway, in these hours he spoke with the press and made a revelation that nobody expected. The former champion acknowledged that he was not on the cut list. Why did he leave?
Knowing the above, Pettis He began by dictating, “I was looking for a couple deals, a couple of opportunities, and the PFL made the most sense to me, especially at this point in my career. Its format to become champion, I can become champion in 12 months. It is a season. I know when I’m going to fight, it’s definitely a completely different experience for me to have a tournament style like this.
“And I can also be the face of this company. I know there are other big names in this, but I take it on my own shoulders to be the face of this company. I feel like it’s my job to make this company a household name and people want to tune in and find out when the next fights are going to take place. PFL. That was another great thing for me, saying yes to this part of my career, “he also asserted.
UFC wanted him
On the other hand, Anthony acknowledged: “Bellator, ONE FC, the same kind of concept of UFC, I would have to fight my way to a title shot. I have to figure out who’s next in line, test that look, while here is how to become a champion. I know how to do it. It’s in 12 months, in the span of a year, there are 10 guys in my division and only four of them I have to beat, so it’s exciting for me.
“They weren’t going to cut me. It wasn’t on the cutting board, I had an offer of UFC. But that offer was like putting me back in the same rat race I’ve been in, so to speak. I’ve been in that rat race. I know it was down to 155, everyone is trying to get that belt again. There are some names in front of me. It would have been fun to go back and take care of some guys that I know I could have beaten and lost against, but when I made this decision, I took all that emotion away, “he closed Anthony Pettis.
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