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Examining The Options For Anthony Pettis’ Next Matchup

Anthony Pettis picked up his biggest win in years last night, blasting through top welterweight contender Stephen Thompson in the UFC Nashville main-event. Showtime managed to well and truly live up to his billing last night with one of the most unlikely KO’s of the year so far. The superman-punch has rarely been so effective in the UFC and for …

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Watch: Anthony Pettis KO’s Wonderboy Stiff With Incredible Superman Punch

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis pulled off one of the most ridiculous knockouts of the era on perhaps its most clinical striker, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. For all the dynamism, creativity and sheer unpredictability this fight had on paper going in, I doubt anyone could have ever predicted a finish like this. The superman punch, the Showtime punch, the Showtime superman hook, whatever …

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Anthony Pettis Explains Decision To Fight Stephen Thompson At 170lbs

Anthony Pettis has broken down exactly why he felt compelled to test the waters at 170lbs by taking on Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UFC Nashville. The former lightweight champion and interim-featherweight title-challenger’s decision to take a fight at welterweight was one that was met with quite a confused response from the MMA world. Thompson, like ‘Showtime’, possesses one of the most …

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Anthony Pettis Calls Out Stephen Thompson For 170lb Showdown

The former UFC lightweight champion of the world has called for a welterweight showdown with the karate master Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Pettis may have fought as low as 145lb in the past but even still, this fight would be incredible. Not seen since his instant classic showdown against Tony Ferguson at UFC 229, Pettis has seemingly managed to recapture some …

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UFC 229 Preview: Tony Ferguson Vs. Anthony Pettis – Prediction

Ahead of this weekend’s UFC 229, we preview the co-main event pairing between lightweight veterans Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis. With the night’s main-event set to feature the two most electric lightweights on the planet, we could well have our next contender established before they even kick things off. Tony Ferguson is one of the sport’s most in-form fighters but has …

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Tony Ferguson Vs. Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 229

UFC 229 has apparently been gifted with a pivotal lightweight clash between top contender Tony Ferguson and the former champion Anthony Pettis. The event, which is scheduled to be headlined by the colossal showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, had been seen by some as a bit short on big-name talent. After a pretty underwhelming year for the promotion …

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Anthony Pettis Wants Al Iaquinta Next After UFC 226 Win

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Anthony Pettis has called for a matchup against Al Iaquinta following his impressive UFC 226 victory over Michael Chiesa. For all the talk about Daniel Cormier’s heroics, the brawl between Mike Perry and Paul Felder as well as the shockingly bad showdown between heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, one man who all-but-stole the show has gone criminally underappreciated. Sure, …

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Watch: Anthony Pettis Submits Michael Chiesa At UFC 226

The former-lightweight champion Anthony Pettis made an impressive return to form at UFC 226 last night, submitting Michael Chiesa on the main-card. Anthony Pettis came through with something of a return to form at last night’s UFC 226, submitting Michael Chiesa in the second-round of their main-event fixture. Pettis hasn’t exactly set the world alight since losing his lightweight title to …

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Watch: Dana White Fires Back At SHOWTIME VP Stephen Espinoza Following Recent Dig

Dana White used his platform at the UFC 223 post-fight press conference to return fire at SHOWTIME’s Stephen Espinoza following remarks he made about the UFC this week. Yesterday, we brought you the news that SHOWTIME’s executive vice-president Stephen Espinoza had made a rather public dig at the UFC via his official Twitter following their booking of Al Iaquinta for …

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Stephen Espinoza Has Some Harsh Words For The UFC’s Integrity Following Khabib/Iaquinta Booking

The SHOWTIME executive vice-president went to town on the UFC’s integrity following their decision to book a fighter who failed to make weight for a lightweight title-shot. He never once would have been considered a factor in the sport of mixed martial arts prior to last August’s super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but in the build-up to that …

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SHOWTIME’s Stephen Espinoza Shuts Down Conor McGregor Following PPV Buys Dispute

SHOWTIME’s executive vice-president shut down Dana White and now Conor McGregor following their claims that the network altered the official pay-per-view buyrate of August’s Mayweather/McGregor fight. It’s been months since the circus surrounding the record-breaking boxing matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ended but still, the shadow cast by the event looms large over the world of combat sports. …

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Dana White Talks Despising SHOWTIME, Claims They Lied About May/Mac PPV Numbers

The UFC president has given his take on why exactly he would be extremely apprehensive about working with the people at SHOWTIME again after his experiences throughout the Mayweather/McGregor-saga. For what seemed like an eternity it was near-impossible to avoid the incredible level of media coverage that came along with August’s boxing matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Indeed …

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