Anthony Pettis future Champion??

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  1. JfPuffNStuff

    JfPuffNStuff Green Belt

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    I'm a little biased because he's my favorite fighter but I think he has a legitimate chance of being champion in 2013. I feel he can beat anybody in the division. What do you guys think?
     
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    Guida beat him homeslice.

    I still can't believe he pulled off what he did on Bendo considering how their post WEC stints have gone. Maynard vs Pettis would be a sick no. 1 contender match and I see Pettis losing that one decisively.
     
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    ^Didn't Guida LnP? I missed most of the fight as I was extremely drunk.
     
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    guida won thats all that matters

    when i turned on the fight all i saw was pettis trying to lock on a rnc tho
     
  5. MrKilroyT

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    No. He'll get close but I don't see him beating Maynard, Gil, or Bendo again. I'd take Jim miller over him as we'll.

    Not to mention Cowboy is gonna whup his a$$.
     
  6. JonSnitchPhones

    JonSnitchPhones Beastin' 26/9

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    He'll be the Lebron James of MMA when given more opportunities. I really believe that. Capped off his WEC career by handing the current UFC champ his only loss in his last 18 fights, and it happened in spectacular fashion. He had a bump in the road or two while adjusting to the UFC. Then he came out with his best performance in his 3rd, beating Joe Lauzon in more convincing fashion than any opponent in his 14-fight UFC career. Pettis is a special talent, whose career we finally have the privilege of seeing unfold on the biggest stage after a battle with injuries.
     
  7. PASTAFAR1AN

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    No wrestling.
     
  8. Jawth

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    Guida laid on him for fifteen minutes.
     
  9. PASTAFAR1AN

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    Bendo 1.0 pretty much did that too and before the showtime kick was probably getting the UD.
     
  10. Jawth

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    It was honestly the worst case of LnP I've ever seen. Clay didn't do shit the entire time and Anthony was going for subs the entire fight.
     
  11. Swarthy

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    I dunno Bendo's aggression and confidence has skyrocketed since they last met. The Cowboy is gonna be a good barometer to see where Showtime stands ATM I was really really pissed at how he was wrestlefucked by Guida (not Guida's fault) not just because we missed out on seeing v Frankie but that he show cased such horrible TDD and zero urgency while on the bottom.

    I think he has improved heaps and can't wait to see him vs cerrone. (I wanna see either of those two fight Bendo next).
     
  12. JfPuffNStuff

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    Maynard and Bendo would be very tough fights. He'd tool Melendez and is going to tool Cowboy. I think he'll look better than ever in 2013.
     
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    Settle down it was bad but saying it was the worst case is ridiculous. Pettis has the tools and the time to become champ, its just a matter of him putting it all together. The fight with Cerrone is gonna be sick.
     
  14. Jawth

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    Sig bet?
     
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    He's not a wrassler and he's not Anderson or Jose Aldo so no.
     
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    Nah.
     
  17. JfPuffNStuff

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    Did you watch the whole fight? It was nothing like the Guida fight. He was up on Bendo before the showtime kick but it was very close.
     
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    wrong. Guida diddnt lay n pray he was as busy as he could be Pettis had pretty good wrist control (was about the only thing joe could say in pettis's favor the whole night.

    If all you are able to do is pissweak shoulder slams because your wrists are being controlled then that's what you gotta do Guida wasn't throwing GNP with fists by choice he was locked up. So he did what he could.

    He took Pettis down at will and enforced his game plan and was busy enough to not be stood up. Pettis went for 1 sub the whole night and it was 0 chance of comming off.

    :rolleyes:

    Are you sure you watched the same fight?
     
  19. JonSnitchPhones

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    You're making up stuff. He got like 3 TD's in 5 rounds and Pettis stood up or swept pretty soon after all of them. Pettis was comfortably winning the 5th round before the Showtime Kick. This is one of the biggest myths in MMA that Pettis needed that to win. It only sealed the win. Bendo would have needed a strong flurry, which he was too spent and beaten to mount, at the end. Pettis drilled Bendo with a flying knee, 1-2 that knocked him backward, hook, body punches, and got him to trip over his own feet. All Bendo did was take him down for 40 secs and take his back briefly, only to soon get swept, and Bendo got his back taken briefly as well. You look at a highlight package of the 5th round, and a high majority of the highlights are Pettis', not just the Showtime kick. Pettis actually won 4 rounds according to a good portion of people, including a judge, and Fight Metric had it 3.5 to 1.5. Pettis was in pole position before the kick. That's the reality. Stating otherwise is revisionist history.
     
  20. Jawth

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    It was the worst I've ever seen. At least Fitch and even Askren throw some light GnP every now and then. If Pettis wasn't so active off of his back there would have been multiple standups.
     

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