Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will have his last fight in a contract with the UFC in the welterweight division on Saturday, but plans to return to lightweight. In an interview with Schmo and Helen Eeye, Pattis shared his thoughts on high-profile events in the lightweight division.
On returning to the lightweight category:
“I was on my way to returning to the lightweight division. It was easy for me to settle for a fight [w / Alex Morono welterweight] with short notice. The weight cut was perfect. I was already in weight on Wednesday evening. In 2021, I will definitely return to the lightweight category. ”
On Charles Oliveira’s victory over Tony Ferguson:
“Amazing performance, I did not expect this. I’ve fought Oliveira and Ferguson and I’m familiar with their styles, but Oliveira is on fire right now. All his individual skills fit together perfectly. “
About the January 23 duel between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier:
“This time the fight will be different. Dustin will no longer show so many emotions. I think he will fight more calculatingly. I met Dustin too. Lefty vs Lefty. Dustin will show a different view of the fight, Conor will not be able, as usual, to fail and knock out. I don’t know how the fight will go, but it will definitely be different from their first meeting. “
Jose Aldo on three defeats in a row: I don’t feel any pressure
Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo discussed his next fight against Marlon Vera. It’s worth noting that Aldo is currently on a three-losing streak in a row.
“I feel like this is a restart of my career,” Aldo told MMA Junkie. – I feel like this is the first fight in my career. I don’t feel any pressure, because I have been fighting great fighters for a long time. I just keep training and preparing for my next opponent. I don’t feel any pressure. “
“What motivates me is the victory. I train because I want to be the champion in my new division. This is my motivation every day. I will always take my career step by step. Now I think only about Marlon Vera, but after Marlon Vera I can think about the future. “