Anthony Pettis: A fight against Conor McGregor is something ‘the fans would love to see’

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By: Milan Ordoñez | 4 years ago
Anthony Pettis: A fight against Conor McGregor is something ‘the fans would love to see’
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Many were surprised about the booking of the welterweight matchup between Anthony Pettis and Stephen Thompson. The enigma about the said fight was that it was Pettis’ first jump at 170 pounds, and being paired against one of the most unique strikers in the division in “Wonderboy.”

But “Showtime” proved that he could also do great things a higher weight class by scoring a strong statement knockout win over the two-time title contender. The victory also marked a new record for him, being the third fighter in the UFC roster to win at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.

Among this list of names include TUF 1 alum Kenny Florian and Conor McGregor. After the event, “The Notorious” sent out a tweet in response to this statistic.

Pettis was at the ESPN broadcast table alongside Tyron Woodley and Megan Olivi when he was asked about McGregor’s tweet, which he had this to say.

“Let’s do it. Hey, 170, 155, I’m not cutting down to ’45 again, so I’m willing,” Pettis said. “That’s the fight I think the fans would love to see, too. Two strikers like that, it would be amazing.”

McGregor says he has been in talks with the UFC, and plans to return to action in July. A fight against Donald Cerrone has been brought up in the past, but the idea was eventually scrapped due to failed negotiations.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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