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Exclusive: “We have the power to knock each other out” – A former champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship discusses the most difficult division in the organization


Anthony Pettis, a former champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), recently gave an exclusive interview to Sportskeeda MMA. During the course of the interview, he discussed a variety of topics in great detail.

During an interview with Giancarlo Aulino, ‘Showtime’ discussed a wide range of issues, including his notorious Showtime kick as well as Tony Ferguson’s decision to train with David Goggins.

Pettis was also asked what he believed to be the most significant area of contention within the UFC, and he responded as follows:

It is still my opinion that lightweight is the best option, especially when you consider the number of lightweights on the roster and how deep that top 10 is. This is merely the average weight of a man, dude; there are simply more males who weigh or have the ability to make 155 pounds available. Between the welterweight and middleweight weight classes, there is a 15-pound jump between each. There are smaller guys who compete at the featherweight division, and they still have that wild pop. However, at the lightweight division, we are able to knock each other out, we have the power to knock each other out, and we still have the cardio to go crazy. In light of this, I would suggest that the division that is the most difficult is certainly lightweight.

Anthony Pettis gives his thoughts on Tony Ferguson-Paddy Pimblett matchup at UFC 296

During the course of the interview, Anthony Pettis was questioned about his battle with Tony Ferguson as well as his opinions on Ferguson’s forthcoming fight against Paddy Pimblett, which is slated to take place on December 16 at UFC 296.

As he was speaking about the fight, Pettis said:

It is my hope that he (Ferguson) will be able to recover… Jared Gordon, another one of my comrades, was the one who engaged in combat with Paddy Pimblett. In a sense, he exposed him and demonstrated the level that he is actually operating at. In light of this, I believe that Tony ought to, he ought to have some success in this fight. All I can say is that mixed martial arts is insane, man, and anything can happen.

Ferguson has previously competed against Anthony Pettis, and the two of them were the co-headliners of UFC 229, which was one of the most successful cards in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the main event of the event, Khabib Nurmagomedov competed against and ultimately prevailed over Conor McGregor.

As a result of a broken hand, Pettis was unable to continue the fight, which led to his defeat by technical knockout during that particular evening. Ferguson is now on a losing streak of six fights and will be hoping to avoid making it seven losses in a row when fight night arrives on Saturday.

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