Anthony Pettis is gearing up to have his initial combat in PFL.
Very well, second if you rely this. But it seems like the previous UFC lightweight champion is indicating goodbye to the force of staying popular — to be envisioned when you grace the cover of Wheaties — and finding back to profitable environment championships.
Which begins with a Clay Collard headliner on April 23 on ESPN2.
“I’ve been in the UFC for such a extensive time, I’ve fought most people, three distinctive weight lessons, there’s not much far more I can do in that firm,” Pettis explained. “I’m kind of about that attractiveness contest. So, this 12 months I can come to be a winner in the PFL. That’s a further major goal of mine is to come to be a different winner ahead of I leave this sport and I cease battling for superior. They’re supplying me the chance to do it by December.”
Pettis, who turned 34 again in January, parted techniques with UFC soon after winning again-to-back fights around Donald Cerrone and Alex Morono. In the course of action, “Showtime” pushed his report to 24-10 with 11 knockouts and 7 submissions.
A pair a lot more could set him in entrance of PFL light-weight winner Natan Schulte.
“The place process with all these fights coming up again to back again would make me nervous, and that’s a excellent matter,” Pettis ongoing. “I haven’t been nervous for a extensive time. I’m in Milwaukee in the wintertime schooling. I gotta a lovely property in Vegas I could be at. And items like that make me want to come back and like, yo, I will need to focus in. I need to get the work done all over again. I really feel like I’m back again to the commencing, if you will.”
Collard will no question try to keep him there on April 23.