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TORONTO — At UFC 206 open workouts Wednesday, Anthony Pettis spoke about his interim featherweight title fight against Max Holloway, the car arson at his home in Milwaukee, and how he feels about Jose Aldo being the featherweight champion now instead of Conor McGregor.
A suspect has been arrested by police in connection with the recent attacks against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis, who was twice victimized by car bandits at his Milwaukee residence.
The surprising part? The perpetrator is just 13 years old.
“It`s scary to see where the youth is at,” Pettis told FOX 6 Now. “I feel there has to be some changes and I think I`m in a position where I can make some changes so it`s up to me to go out there. Instead of how do I replace my belongs, how do I make it right for everybody else?”
Not long after his cars were set on fire (see the video here), Pettis had to watch his Range Rover get robbed in broad daylight. Probably not the kind of thing anyone needs to be dealing with in the weeks leading up to an interim title fight.
The recent arrest stems from last month’s theft (watch it).
Pettis battles fellow 145-pound contender Max Holloway at the upcoming UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (Dec. 10, 2016) inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
For much more on that fight click here.
Anthony Pettis: The only good striker Max Holloway faced is Conor McGregor and I have way more tools than ‘Notorious’
Anthony Pettis is without a doubt one of the best and most creative strikers in all of mixed martial arts (MMA). But as he gears up to vie for the interim featherweight title at this weekend’s (Sat., Dec. 10, 2016) UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he’ll be doing it against someone who isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe in Max Holloway.
That said, “Showtime” is more than confident he has the striking, power, and overall skill set to take out “Blessed,” who he best describes as a younger version of himself. Besides, the only good striker Max has faced thus far is Conor McGregor, according to Pettis, and Anthony says he has way more tools in his arsenal than “Notorious” does.
“I see Max as a younger version of myself; raw, natural talent and he definitely wants it bad. But I got the skill set to beat the guy with the striking and I got the power and size on him,” said Pettis during a recent stop at the UFC Unfiltered podcast with Jimmy Norton and Matt Serra.
“The only other striker he fought of my caliber is Conor McGregor, and you saw how that went down. I feel like I have way more tools than Conor McGregor,” he said. “Conor McGregor has a big left hand and some decent kicks. I have submissions, wrestling, I have everything; I’m the complete package. Now I have the size, so it’s a great weight class for me.”
While it may be a “great” weight division for Pettis, he has no plans to stay there permanently, as he intends to climb back up to lightweight down the line in an attempt to reclaim his strap.
Still, Pettis won’t deny that he enjoys having the size and power advantage at 145 pounds. Whether or not that equates to a win over “Blessed” and another world title, remains to be seen.
To learn more about the upcoming UFC 206 PPV event click here.
The ‘UFC 206 Countdown’ video takes a closer look at the upcoming UFC 206 event on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Check out the entire episode above.