Wheaties announced on Tuesday that Pettis is the latest athlete to be named to "Team Wheaties," the exclusive set of athletes associated with the popular breakfast cereal. 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
The same weekend, coincidentally, that his former rival-turned friend, B.J. Penn, also walked away from the sport. This past Fourth of July weekend (July 6, 2014) saw not one, but two mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champions call it a career.
While it may not be garnering the same buzz as B.J. Penn's retirement after he was finished by Frankie Edgar in the third round of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale main event (video), Jens P more
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis talks about coaching TUF 20, his first title defense and his campaign to get on a Wheaties box. more
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In this final installment of the 'objective retrospective', we'll look at B.J. Penn's dominance at Lightweight in the UFC, and what to make of his legacy. In part 3 of our trip down memory lane, we'll at look at Penn's brief time atop the LW division, and subsequent fall. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't already. Following his loss to Matt Hughes, BJ Penn was being given another shot at UFC relevancy, but this time in the Lightweight division. His opponent was Jens Pulver: the man who more
Miller becomes the latest lightweight to voice his displeasure at the lack of title fights in the 155-pound weight class. Lorenzo Fertitta, you have Jim Miller on line one.
Much has been made about the lack of title defenses in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight division due to fact that Anthony Pettis has been on the sidelines with a knee injury.
After former division kingpin Ben Henderson voiced his displeasure with the lack of title defenses since he lost the title to "Showt more
After Donald Cerrone's destruction of Jim Miller, fellow UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov wants a main event bout with "Cowboy".
It didn't take long for Khabib Nurmagomedov to ask for a fight with Donald Cerrone. Nurmagomedov went to Twitter today following last night's KO win for Cerrone over Jim Miller at UFC Fight Night in New Jersey. I want 5 rounds with @Cowboycerrone , I want to test myself, @ufc @danawhite
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) July 17, 2014 Nurmagomedov last fo more
UFC lightweight Norman Parke, a self-admitted wild child as a young man, could have been a cautionary tale, if not for hearing countless tales like that in various establishments in Bushmills... more