Anthony Pettis Thinks That UFC Champs Fight Safe and Boring

I guess in a way I feel like a bit of a kindred spirit with a guy like Anthony Pettis, as his roots are with the awesome Duke Roufus, which means Kickboxing. Pettis enjoys watching exciting fights, which I feel like we should all be able to relate to, and feels like a lot of these current champions and big name stars just aren’t that exciting. Even if you are really new to the whole MMA and UFC thing, or if you are one of those people who is weirdly positive about everything, you’ll probably admit that some of the magic seems lost in translation lately.

Anthony Pettis has decided that in the lead up to his big rematch with Benson Henderson that he’s going to put the whole world on blast. I mean, he is the guy who did the “Showtime Kick” back in the WEC, which is still being used to promote the UFC brand in all sorts of ads. That counts for something, right? Let’s see what he had to say.

“You see a lot of champions becoming point fighters,” Pettis said. “These guys want to keep their belts and there’s two sides of that story. Every challenger is very talented. Look at the lightweight division, everybody there is very well matched. It’s going to take a factor to change that to have somebody dominate these fights. That’s what I’m looking to do. All I can do is go in there and implement my game plan and hope for the best.”

“I want be the guy that goes out there and gives the fans a show. That’s what it’s all about at the end of the day,” Pettis said. “You’ve got so many fight fans and so many fighters, but I like to be that guy that fight fans want to watch because they don’t know what’s going to happen. I strive to be that different fighter and set myself apart from the group.”