On Monday, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez began filming the twentieth season of The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, NV. While the show has, in large part, become formulaic and stale, especially after a recent listless nineteenth season, this upcoming iteration at least promises a few fresh caveats, as it will not only introduce a brand new weight class to UFC audiences -- the women's 115-pound division -- but it will also crown a new ch more
The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog more
Anthony Pettis has been sidelined from fighting since capturing the UFC lightweight crown last August, but that hasn’t prevented his blue-chip sponsorship portfolio from expanding. more
According to Reebok executive John Lynch, the company wanted to partner with an athlete “who had explosive speed, and bold, confident style.” Enter Anthony Pettis.Filed under: News, UFC more
After languishing on the sidelines for over half a year, Anthony Pettis is finally back in gym. The UFC's exciting but injury prone lightweight champion, who pulled out of a December 2013 title defense against Josh Thomson due to a torn the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee, was cleared to return to full contact training at Milwaukee's Roufusport academy last week.
"I feel good," Pettis told MMAFighting.com. "I had my first kicking session on [Wednesday]. The doctor said (it wou more
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is the newest member of the Reebok family. Pettis confirmed the deal to MMAFighting.com on Monday. The young titleholder will now join fellow mixed martial artists Johny Hendricks and Rampage Jackson as fighters to secure sponsorships with the blue-chip sneaker and apparel company.
"It's cool that they chose me," Pettis said. "I'm sure they had a lot of guys they could've chose from and they wanted to choose me. For me, it's an amazing opportunity.
"I defi more
LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Lee talks about his thoughts before hearing the judges' scores of his TUF 19 Finale fight with Jesse Ronson, bouncing back after his first career loss, training with Robert Drysdale, being the youngest fighter in the division, and more. more
The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. ET -- Dominick Cruz will discuss his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki.
1:25 p.m. -- Dustin Poirier will talk about his simmering feud with Conor McGregor, who beat Diego Brandao on Saturday.
1:45 p.m. -- Dennis Bermudez will preview his UFC on FOX 12 fight against Clay Guida.
2:05 p.m. -- Tom Egan, the first Irish fighter to compete in the UFC, will more
If it was up to Anthony Pettis, he'd handle his critics the way he used on the streets of Milwaukee as a kid.
"Where I grew up if someone talks any type of mess you handle it a certain way, and that's what I'm used to," Pettis said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.
But the oft-criticized UFC lightweight champion knows things aren't that simple anymore.
"As the champ things are a little different now," acknowledged Pettis, who is currently shooting the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter out more