Although victorious over Alex Morono final weekend at UFC Vegas 17, Anthony Pettis does not likely know what awaits him for the remainder of his profession as the top of his contract with the UFC has been reached.
The former UFC lightweight champion has simply scored a second victory in a row, which had not occurred to him since shedding his title in 2015, when he misplaced closely to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185.
Since this bitter failure value him the belt for the good thing about the Brazilian, ‘Showtime’ has by no means regained the extent and regularity that have been his throughout and earlier than his reigns in the UFC and WEC. Anthony Pettis is right this moment on a (6-8) since his battle towards RDA, an inglorious course which appears to have definitively taken him away from any title race, and which might effectively lead him exterior the UFC.
If he doesn’t rule out this chance, Pettis nonetheless ensures that he favors a contract extension with the Big League. After his victory against Morono, the American reveals to have made actual modifications in his life, in order to favor his performances in the octagon.
“When I won, I drank to celebrate, if I lost, I drank out of grief,” Pettis mentioned throughout his post-fight interview for ESPN. “My eating regimen was going badly, and my exterior life was going everywhere. When I had a coaching camp I used to be 100% strict, but what you do exterior of this camp has a actual influence inside. “
“I’ve cleaned up this whole part of my life and I’m taking the fight more seriously today,” he assures. “It feels good to see the development and to win two fights for so lengthy. “
“It was the final battle in my UFC contract, and I do not know what is going on to occur, truthfully. I’m open to what they may provide me. Look, my little brother (Sergio Pettis who’s at Bellator right this moment) is exterior the UFC, and that is one of many issues I’m not connected to. I take these fights one after the opposite. My purpose is to be the very best model of myself. The UFC is with out a doubt the place the very best are, so I’d like to battle in this group once more, but we’ll see what occurs. Negotiations are issues that happen exterior of my world. I’ve an agent to maintain it. ”
Especially since Pettis appears to have actual plans if he stays in the UFC. His precedence can be to get again all the way down to lightweight, and ‘Showtime’ want to begin his redemption with a rematch towards Tony Ferguson.
“I believe Tony (Ferguson) is smart, ‘man’. I believe Tony Ferguson is coming off two losses, and he is combating robust guys. That’s what I hate about this sport. People say, ‘oh, Tony is completed’. Dude, he is nonetheless harmful. But I believe it could be a good battle for me, to bounce again into the lightweight combine, and he is nonetheless near the highest. “
Now, it’s going to definitely all rely on what the Bellator MMA affords.