Anthony Pettis Discusses His Upcoming Title Defense Against Josh Thomson
Posted by Larry Csonka on 10.01.2013
They fight December 14th at UFC on FOX 9…
- Anthony Pettis recently spoke about his upcoming title defense against Josh Thomson. Here are the highlights…
On Fighting Thomson:"I definitely think it's going to be a tough fight. He's 35 years old. This is probably his last chance at a title shot, and he's coming with everything he has."
On Thomson Getting The Shot:"I think he could have used one more fight before the title shot came, but really there's no clear No.1 contender right now outside of Thomson and Grant," Pettis said. Everybody else has fights coming up, so I think it makes sense. He's healthy. He's ready to go, and I want to defend my title."
On His Goals: "I'm setting new goals," he said. "I want to be remembered as the guy in mixed martial arts who changed the game. I think with my style, I can definitely elevate the lightweight division and MMA as a whole. Anthony Pettis is going to be here for a long time, and I promise the fans that I will make the fights exciting."