Anthony Pettis Confirms Saturday is Last Bout on UFC Deal
By FCF Staff
As Anthony Pettis gets set to battle Alex Morono at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, the former lightweight champ’s confirmed it is the last bout on his UFC deal.
The 33-year-old made his way to the UFC in 2011 following the WEC’s merger with the promotion. While speaking with MMA Junkie ahead of Saturday’s card, ‘Showtime’ reported this.
“It is my last fight on the UFC contract. Under my current contract. So we’re in negotiations. Not sure where we’re going from here. My team keeps asking me questions and trying to figure out what’s next, but I’m like, ‘Yo, I’m in such a good spot mentally that I don’t want to fog that vision with what’s next.’ Because if I think about what’s next I’m not in the present moment.”
And when asked about the fact Saturday could mark the last time he steps in the Octagon, the accomplished fighter stated:
“I’m not worried about that. I feel like whatever’s supposed to happen as far as where I’m going next or if I’m fighting in the UFC again or if I can make another title run, my performance on Saturday will dictate that,” Pettis said. “It’s not something I can control. I can’t go in there and meet with guys and say, ‘I’m going to do this.’ My performances are going to dictate what happens next.”
Pettis (23-10) is coming off a decision win over Donald Cerrone in May and has gone 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.