UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently was tabbed as a member of the Wheaties cereal team. Now, he can add Reebok to his list of endorsement deals.
The shoe giant announced that Pettis will be one of the main promoters of the ZJet, a running shoe.
“As a leading fitness brand, Reebok is very excited to team up with UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis,” said Reebok’s Global VP of Fitness Marketing, John Lynch. “MMA fighters are some of the fittest athletes in the world, and Anthony takes training to a whole new level. For our newest running shoe, ZJet, Reebok wanted to partner with an athlete who had explosive speed, and bold, confident style. With his lightning fast kicks, quick double leg takedowns, and flashy fighting technique, we knew Anthony would be the perfect fit.
“Running is an integral part of Anthony’s training regime, and we know ZJet will help him to be in the best possible shape ahead of his highly anticipated fight in December.”
Pettis, who will be a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 20 this year opposite Gilbert Melendez, is scheduled to face Melendez in January – not December as originally planned and mentioned by Lynch.