Former UFC light-weight champion Anthony Pettis says that reducing down on consuming has been a key to his modern achievement in the Octagon.
Pettis defeated Alex Morono by way of unanimous conclusion at UFC Vegas 17 for his 2nd straight win soon after beating Donald Cerrone at UFC 249. Thinking about that Pettis commenced his calendar year with a submission loss to Diego Ferreira at UFC 246, ending the 12 months with back again-to-again wins in excess of Cerrone and Morono confirmed that he continue to has the means to earn fights at the best stage of the sport. Subsequent the gain in excess of Morono, Pettis is now a totally free agent and figures to examination the totally free-agent market place but states the UFC is his desired vacation spot.
Immediately after shedding again-to-back again fights to Ferreira and to Nate Diaz, many considered that Pettis did not have substantially remaining in the tank, but the wins over Morono and Cerrone confirmed that he continue to has a great deal to give. Talking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto pursuing his get more than Morono, Pettis credited cutting down on ingesting as a cause for his new accomplishment.
“When I won, I was like consuming simply because of celebration drinking. If I misplaced, I was consuming due to the fact of sorrow ingesting. My diet program would get sh*t and I would be all more than the area with like my outside life. When I bought to a teaching camp I was like 100% demanding, but what you do outdoors of that camp seriously issues within your camps. I feel I was performing, like, these forced instruction camps coming off a gain. I was coming off being content and performing that type of stuff. You know, I cleaned up that aspect of my lifetime and I’m taking battling extra critically right now. It feels fantastic to see the development and win two fights (in a row) for these kinds of a prolonged time,” Pettis stated.
Following the gain around Morono, Pettis indicated that he would be interested in a rematch at light-weight with former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. With Ferguson coming off of back-to-back losses to Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira and needing to bounce back into the acquire column, a rematch against Pettis would make perception. These two fought back again at UFC 229 in Oct 2018, with Ferguson profitable via TKO following Pettis experienced to stop battling because of to a damaged hand. Pettis is now a cost-free agent and he will shop his products and services all over, but the Ferguson rematch seems really pleasing.
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