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Anthony Pettis moving to welterweight to meet Stephen Thompson at UFC on ESPN+ 6 Nashville

Discussion in 'General MMA Forum' started by Cat--Smasher, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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  2. Miz

    Miz mortality, ka, and the Tower

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    No. He fought at 145 and didn’t look huge. How about Frankie Pettis?
     
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  3. Noise

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    You're already skinny fat at lightweight, nigga; keep sharpening your skills at lightweight.
     
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  4. rivethead

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    I imagine that the weight cut to FW is too much for him, but I kind of thought that was going to be his "reinvented-self" wheelhouse. Pettis made his bones before fighters started dropping huge amounts of weight, and his frame size matches up well there. I think there was a rush to get him into a title shot, and he was overmatched against Holloway, but I think there are great fights there for him. I'd love to see him face Cub, Edgar, and I'd still watch the shit out of Aldo/Pettis, even if it falls into the 5+years-after-the-fight-SHOULD-have-been-made catagory.

    But I think it's an interesting development...when fighters look to go back to the lab and find a new groove, too many are far more likely to look to a new weight class with the same old skill set...my boy Penn is a classic example...pause a moment to pour a little out for the shreds of his career... I thought Swick was going to shake that mentality with his move to Thailand, but then he never came back.

    It's funny, reading this after @Noise 's creative-types posts in the other thread, switching weightclasses is the least creative solution to a slump. I can't think of a fighter it really worked for.


    I think Wonderboy and the majority of the top 10 WWs steamroll Pettis.
     
  5. Poindexter

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    Definitely ^^^. Thompson finishes him inside of three.
     
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  6. Noise

    Noise Ruido

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    Bobby Knuckles; I think he was, what? 1-2 before his switch to middleweight. 8-0, holding the strap with wins over Jacare, Yoel (x2), Hall and Brunson since. Hell, even Bobby's next contender was a former welterweight.

    I'm not a fan of weight class switching either though; the trendy obligatory internet arm chair "anti-weight cutting" science harangues in particular get old.
     
  7. Cat--Smasher

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  8. Kano

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    Mismatch
     
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  9. m1ckey kn0x

    m1ckey kn0x deranged derelict Site Donor

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    I’d rather watch wind fight air.
     
  10. slikguy

    slikguy Damn!

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    Pettis has taken some beatings in his last few fights and is 4-6 in his last 10. A move to WW will only making the beatings worse.
    I wouldn’t mind seeing Pettis in ONE or Bellator
     
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  11. Cat--Smasher

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  12. Cat--Smasher

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    Report: Anthony Pettis moving to welterweight to meet Stephen Thompson at UFC Nashville
     
  13. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    This is such a bad idea
     
  14. Nebraska

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    Yyyyyeeeeaaaahhhhh... Pettis ain’t Woodley.
     
  15. Poindexter

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    Pettis is getting smashed.
     
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  16. S=E

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    Report - Anthony Pettis to get throttle fucked and not in the good way.
     
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  17. Amlap

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    Wonderboy should win, but he also has nothing to gain from winning this fight. He's still at the top of the division and a loss against Pettis would be setting him back a couple of years.

    Pettis is too dangerous at any weight imo. He can certainly submit Thompsons
     
  18. Cat--Smasher

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    I hope this fight lives up to both fighters potential. This could be an amazing fight... which means it will probably be a dud.
     
  19. chuckthechamp

    chuckthechamp #NinerEmpire

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    At least Thompson lacks heavy ko power.. still a mismatch
     
  20. Amlap

    Amlap Could have won state

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    Wonderboy should win, but he also has nothing to gain from winning this fight. He's still at the top of the division and a loss against Pettis would be setting him back a couple of years.

    Pettis is too dangerous at any weight imo. He can certainly submit Thompson
     

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