MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Confusing Quote of the Day: Anthony Pettis Says His Drop to Featherweight is “Only Temporary”


(Also temporary? Pettis’ time as a Cake Boss Intern.) 

It is no understatement to say that the upcoming featherweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo has divided, confused, and outright angered many fans of the sport. It’s a fight that is all but guaranteed to wind up on your best-of-the-year list, sure, but it’s also Pettis’ first fight at featherweight, as well as Aldo’s second straight title defense against a guy who built his reputation in an entirely different weight class. It’s at this point that we’d normally reference Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones, the baffling randomness at which title shots are being handed out, the fragility of human life, etc. But we’re tired, you guys. Damn tired…*cries into shot glass* *drinks own tears*

And now, adding to the confusion is none other than Pettis himself, who recently stated in an interview with The NY Post that his drop to featherweight “isn’t permanent.” Uh….the fuck?

A lot of things led to my cutting down to 145. I was tired of waiting for a 155 pound title shot. 

It’s not a permanent weight cut (to featherweight). But a striker like myself and Aldo, it doesn’t really matter what weight class it happens at. It’s going to be fireworks either way. 

So to sum things up, we now have a natural lightweight with no plans of remaining at featherweight fighting for the featherweight title against the most dominant featherweight in MMA history, who will in turn receive a lightweight title shot should he beat the lightweight #1 contender in a featherweight title fight. Oh yes, and that lightweight/apparently featherweight #1 contender is also the last man to beat the current lightweight champ, who will instead face the winner of the upcoming fight between the #3 and #7 ranked lightweights. Who is the #2 ranked lightweight, you ask? That would be the guy currently fighting for the featherweight title.

But fret not, Ricardo Lamas and Chan Sung Jung, because we’re certain that the winner of your upcoming clash will be next in line for a shot…at Demetrious Johnson‘s title in 2014.

-J. Jones

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Mr_Misanthropy- May 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Here's some sound advice: stop trying to make it make sense and just enjoy watching people get punched in the face. At the very least it'll cut down on your IBS and alcohol induced bleeding ulcer heartburn.
cman- May 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm
This is going to make for a good fight anyway so I barely care, but Pettis does seem to whine a bunch which is making me less a fan quickly. And we all seem to overlook that Aldo would be an above average sized light weight..... but whatever.
mookiestick- May 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm
I dunno' on third but this is going to be a rawesome fight. I like it. I dont care what any cagepotato writer, bores me to death, meaningless article, tries to make a story out of nothing tries to convince me of...
Beef Supreme- May 2, 2013 at 10:19 am
Old news and makes perfect sense in the microcosm of UFC matchmaking. What doesn't make sense is what those midgets tattooed on his chest will look like after cutting ten pounds.
stak- May 2, 2013 at 10:14 am
he said a long time ago that he wasn't going to stay at 145 win or lose. he has also said that in order to get the title shot he had to agree to defend the 145 title a few times, if he wins it, before he heads back to 155. nothing new here.
The12ozCurls- May 2, 2013 at 10:11 am
What's on second?
Fried Taco- May 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm
And Why is way out in left field!
Fried Taco- May 2, 2013 at 9:25 am
Who's on first?
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