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Opinion: Anthony Pettis – Are The Curtains Closing On Showtime?

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Pettis of the United States looks on in his fight for the Interim Featherweight Title with Max Holloway of the United States during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Anthony Pettis’ latest loss to Max Holloway appears to mark the beginning of the end of a career which has failed to live up to its full potential. 2015 began the same way 2014 ended for “Showtime”- as a champion destined for greatness in the lightweight division. At UFC 181, the 155-pound king returned to the octagon following 16 months …

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Anthony Pettis’ Weight-Cutting Struggles Have Apparently Convinced Donald Cerrone To Stay Put At 170lbs

Since making the jump up to 170lbs, Donald Cerrone has won four straight fights and scored four straight finishes against good quality opposition. With form like that, one would have to question why the Colorado ‘Cowboy’ would ever consider going back down to 155lbs, a weight which he has admitted was hellish for him to make. Yet, for most of …

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Watch: Matt Brown Ready To Expose ‘Bully’ Cerrone

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Opponents Donald Cerrone and Matt Brown face off during the UFC 206 weigh-in inside the Air Canada Centre on December 9, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Matt Brown pulls no punches when discussing how he feels about Donald Cerrone. MMA fan favourites “The Immortal” (20-15-0) and “Cowboy” (31-7-0) squared off in an intense staredown prior to their fight on Saturday night in Toronto. The MMA Hour’s Ariel Helwani captured the moment when both men took to the stage. Cerrone, kitted out in his trademark cowboy hat and slick …

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UFC 206: Pettis v Holloway Will Go Ahead, But With New Stipulations

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis face off during the UFC 206 Ultimate Media Day event inside the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel on December 8, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The interim featherweight title bout between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway is set to go ahead as planned, despite the former’s failure to make the weight limit,  Various sources have confirmed that “Showtime” weighed in at 148 pounds, which is 3 pounds over the limit allowed to fight. As reported by MMA Fighting, Holloway still wants the showdown to go ahead despite the ex-lightweight …

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Max Holloway Offers His Thoughts On Conor McGregor And The Featherweight Title Situation

In the hours following the announcement that Conor McGregor had “relinquished” the UFC featherweight title, we were hit by an avalanche of opinion from every angle, but those directly affected by the development remained quiet for the most part. The now former champion Conor McGregor, who almost everybody believes has actually been stripped of the title, didn’t make a statement. …

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Report: Max Holloway Vs Anthony Pettis On The Verge Of Being Declared Interim Featherweight Title Bout

Bizarrely, it appears as though UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s withdrawal from UFC 206 might lead to some high drama in the promotion’s featherweight division. With the American Kickboxing Academy representative unable to compete opposite Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson in the headliner as planned, the card is without a title fight. In an apparent attempt to remedy that problem, UFC officials …

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Anthony Pettis Calls Out Conor McGregor Demanding A Shot At Both Belts

Conor McGregor has become the most wanted man in the UFC following his record breaking endeavours at UFC 205 on Sunday morning. The featherweight and lightweight champion is the first person in the promotion to hold both belts simultaneously and now two stacked divisions are lining up for a shot at the champion. Before UFC 205, former featherweight champion Jose …

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Anthony Pettis Gets His First Opponent Following Move To Featherweight

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 17: Anthony Pettis (R) punches Eddie Alvarez in their lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Banknorth Garden on January 17, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Since losing the UFC lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos in early 2015, Anthony Pettis was finding life in the 155-pound division difficult, prompting a move to newer pastures. Pettis will make his debut at 145 pounds at UFC Fight Night Vancouver this August, seeking his first victory inside the octagon since submitting Gilbert Melendez in December 2014. Welcoming him …

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A Former UFC Lightweight Champion Seems To Be Preparing For A Move To Featherweight

It appears as though former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is preparing for a move down to featherweight. “Showtime” posted a picture of he and some members of his team to Instagram on Tuesday with the caption “Back to work”. Also accompanying the photo was the revealing hashtag “#145intheworks”. Back to work @sixgungibson @izzystylewrestling @sergiopettis @tussagb #teampettis #145intheworks A …

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The Biggest Winners And Losers Of UFC 197

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones joins in for a warm up during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship sold out the MGM Grand Arena on Saturday for UFC 197, producing a night of crazy knockouts, mundane decisions, and one long-awaited return. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones returned from a 15-month layoff to face short notice replacement Ovince Saint Preux – standing in for current champion Daniel Cormier who withdrew due to injury. Flyweight champion Demetrious …

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UFC 197: Predictions Part 2

Demetrious Johnson

In the famous words of UFC announcer Bruce Buffer “IT’S TIIIIME!”. UFC 197 is upon us and with two of the greatest fighters in UFC history headlining and co-headlining, the event it is sure to be one to be remembered. It also begins the countdown to UFC 200 as the title fights are coming thick and fast over the next …

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Watch: Joe Rogan Previews The Stacked UFC Fight Night 81 Main Card

“T.J Dillashaw vs Dominick Cruz is the most important fight in the history of the bantamweight division” – Joe Rogan. Hyping fights may be a major part of Joe Rogan’s job description, but the above quote is more than just promotional bluster. As the veteran UFC commentator points out in the fourth of the four videos below, tonight’s 135lb title …

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Conor McGregor Seems To Have A Fan In One Of The Biggest Names At Lightweight

There aren’t too many Conor McGregor fans populating the UFC featherweight and lightweight divisions, but former 155lb champion Anthony Pettis seems to have boarded the “The Notorious” one’s bandwagon. Speaking to Jon Anik and Kenny Florian on their eponymous podcast, Pettis gave the 145lb titlist major praise for the way in which he has delivered upon the seemingly outlandish predictions …

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