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Monday, Jan 13, 2020

UFC 246: Anthony Pettis Outlines Why He’s Never Felt Better

Anthony Pettis (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After a 2019 campaign which saw him compete twice at welterweight, Anthony Pettis is reporting he’s never felt better, as he gets set to fight at 155 again.

The former lightweight champ is booked to fight Diego Ferreira at UFC 246 next Saturday, which will mark the first time since October, 2018, when Pettis has competed at 155. In 2019, Pettis knocked out welterweight contender Stephen Thompson last March, before dropping a decision to Nate Diaz in August.

Recently Pettis (22-9) spoke with UFC News ahead of his bout with Ferreira, and “Showtime” reported this (quote via MMA Junkie):

“I get the ‘Wonderboy’ fight, I call him out, we move up to 170, my body feels amazing, no weight cut,” Pettis said. “So a whole year of no weight cut in 2019 and this is going to be my first time going back to ’55, but my body from going down to 145 never recovered. I tried to cut down to ’55 but I was hurting because of that ’45-pound weight cut. I just gave my body some rest. I look and feel the best I’ve ever looked, honestly, and I know everybody says that every time, but this is one of those times where I feel it. I needed rest from cutting weight.”

Ferreira (16-2), meanwhile, has won five straight fights since he was KO’d by Dustin Poirier in 2015.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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