Sergio Pettis Talks Possible Move To UFC
Posted on 03 May 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of the UFC's Anthony Pettis, recently spoke with MMAJunkie about making it to the UFC. Here are the highlights…
On Making it to The UFC: "I'm thinking like two or three more fights maybe, but I don't want to go into the UFC not fully prepared. I don't want to look like a slouch. I want to look like a Jon Jones of my division. I want to come in confident. People are going to be amazed at what I can throw. I'm taking my time. I'm young. A have a lot of time ahead. But we'll see what Duke says."
On Having No regrets: "I don't regret any decisions I made in high school," he said. "All the teachers supported it. A couple come to my fights and support me. But a lot of them had their opinions and said it was dangerous and they didn't want me ruining my pretty face."
On Weight Cutting: "I'm trying to get down to 125 for the first, so it's kind of hard," he said. "They just opened the division in the UFC, so we made the decision to cut to 125. It could be permanent, or I could jump back if I get taller. But for the day of weigh-ins, it's going to suck horrible. I'm going to be pretty crabby."
On Comparisons to His Brother: "I don't mind [the comparisons]," he said. "A lot of people expect me to jump off cages and do all these spin kicks like him. I'm a little different than Anthony. I think people would say I'm more passive, you'd say. But I think it's because in my first few fights, I didn't let it all go as much I wanted. But in this fight, I'm going to show the world I can do those tricks too and just have fun in there."