Despite three consecutive losses, Anthony Pettis doesn’t believe the end of his run as the best in the world is nearing.
The former UFC lightweight champion makes his featherweight debut tonight against Charles Oliveira in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 21.
“I’m in this to be a champ. I lost to Eddie Alvarez, who’s champ now. At 145, I have a whole new division,” said Pettis, during a recent interview on UFC Tonight. “Most definitely. Every fight is most important fight of your career. But this is one of those fights that can make it and break it.”
Pettis again has split time training with Duke Roufus in Milwaukee and Greg Jackson in New Mexico, something he did prior to the loss to Edson Barboza earlier this year.
“I still train with Duke Roufus. I’ve gone to Jackson’s for sparring and bodies, and Greg Jackson is a wizard for game plans,” he said. “I still have my daughter at home. But I only go to Jackson’s for a few weeks at a time. I get some different sparring partners and it clears my mind.”