Undefeated in Seven Pro Fights, Sergio Pettis Anxious to Join His Brother in the UFC


Sergio Pettis-RFA 7 PosterLast month’s RFA show was supposed to be a coming out for Roufusport featherweight Sergio “Phenom” Pettis, but an injury to his opponent forced him off the card.

Thankfully, Pettis was able to get onto the NAFC card the following week and showed no signs of a letdown as he defeated Josh Robinson via unanimous decision, raising his record to 7-0.

“It was really tough mentally,” said Pettis. “I was trying to prepare for one opponent and then that unfortunately didn’t go through due to injury, but I was able to get a new opponent (in another show) the week after so I was really thankful for that.

“(Robinson) was pretty tough. He took a lot of hits. I hit him with a lot of pretty cool stuff like a spinning elbow that Jon Jones throws a lot, and I kicked him so many times that my legs are still store from kicking him. I wasn’t able to finish the guy, which sucks, but he was a really tough guy that kept coming forward.”

Even though he’s won all his fights, Pettis told MMAWeekly.com that it’s only just lately that he’s starting to come into himself as a fighter.

“I’ve learned a lot from my first fight to where I am now,” he said. “I didn’t have much of an amateur career, so I was learning as I was winning and started to feel a lot more comfortable and was able to throw some stuff that I normally do in the gym.

“At the beginning I could throw stuff, but I didn’t have much confidence behind what I was throwing. But now I’m more confident in the cage and used to performing in front of a crowd, I’m able to throw that extra meanness into my game and make everything count.”

Another big reason why Pettis has been able to progress quickly is because he’s able to use his brother, UFC star Anthony Pettis, as a guide to going about things the right way in his career.

“My brother Anthony helps me a lot out with that,” said Pettis. “He’s been through it all; coming from the bottom and now he’s at the top; the stuff that happens in between and what to look out for. He’s helping pave my career and has helped me out a lot.”

With his brother as an example, it’s no surprise that Pettis’ goal for this year is to join him on the biggest stage of MMA.

“My goal has been to get into the UFC by the time I’m 20, so I want to be in the UFC this year or by at least the time I’m 21,” he said. “Fight after fight I just want to have a good record, a clean record and just compete with the top contenders at 125 pounds.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Thomas Almeida will try to keep his undefeated record intact when he faces Yves Jabouin in a bantamweight contest at UFC 186 on April 25 in Montreal.Almeida (17-0) won his UFC debut at UFC Fight Nigh read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau takes exception to being accused of PED use by WSOF lightweight Andrew McInnes. Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

Believing he has the tools to win no matter where the fight goes at Legacy FC 38, Evan Thompson is eager to join his brother in the UFC. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC officials on Monday announced that Tecia Torres would put her undefeated record on the line at UFC 188 in Mexico City. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 57 views

At the UFC 183 weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Saturday night's UFC 183 fights will step on the scale Friday evening, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.In the main event read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

Peter Sobotta and Sergio Moraes will meet in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 64.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Peter Sobotta will meet Sergio Moraes in a welterweight scrap at UFC Fight Night “Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2” on April 11. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

Nick Diaz was asked by the media if he fights because he wants to or he has to. He answered in typical Diaz fashion.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker were both well over the limit for their respective UFC 183 fights. Each will be fined, but their fights will go on after some intense negotiating. read news >>