Question about Anthony Pettis

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  1. Sherwolf

    Sherwolf Orange Belt

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    I'm trying to figure out what happened to him in such a short time span that he went from his prime to a gatekeeper? He was literally top of the world 3 years ago and he's still in his prime age? Did he get injured, wth did I miss?

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  2. Pitier of Fools

    Pitier of Fools Brown Belt

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    USADA happened. Also, he got way overrated because of his off the cage kick.
     
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  3. Get these Hands

    Get these Hands Filthy Animal since '08 Yellow Card

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    You know damned well what happened.
     
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  4. GreatWhiteBuffalo

    GreatWhiteBuffalo Banned Banned

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    He got figured out
     
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  5. Reign009

    Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    He fights in the most competitive and talented division. It's tough to stay on top in that shark tank.
     
  6. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

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    Anthony Rumble Pettis failed to make middleweight.
     
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  8. BoD 2.0

    BoD 2.0 Black Belt

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    He wasn't overrated. His wins over Bendo, Gil and Cerrone were legit as any other LW's run ever. He was a killer.

    USADA happened. You can see how his body changed, then his confidence went, then his killer instinct went.
     
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  9. Final Say

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    i dont wanna accuse anyone

    but his decline after usada is one of the most curious

    that guy was legit as they come. i never expected him to finish bendo the way he did.
     
  10. BoD 2.0

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    Rafael Dos Anjos was a juiced up beast and fought him in the perfect way. Then after that....USADA entered the arena.
     
  11. Spath

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    This, plus people figured him out. Kinda.

    Some guys have the skill set to neutralize his obviously great kicks, grind on him and dirty box his ass up. It’s probably the range that you need to fight him at.

    He’s still a top fighter and he’s got a chance to get his title shot if he beats Ferguson. He’s not gone.
     
  12. Nightwish

    Nightwish Brown Belt

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    RDA destroyed him. Thats what happened. He got outclassed for 5 rounds in every aspect of MMA by a superior fighter.
     
  13. Reign009

    Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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  14. judge wolf

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    In his case I really dont think it was USADA like for example Barao, Cain etc

    He got some money, didn’t train as before, started to wrestle more then before for god knows what reason ( Martinez ruined him ), lost confidence. Also, put some unneeded muscle mass, which is not for the style of fighter he is.
     
  15. TheLastEmperorReurns

    TheLastEmperorReurns Black Belt

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    did he?

    the key to beating him was always wrestling and that was always obvious af. what exactly got figured out?
     
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  16. MMA_AZ

    MMA_AZ Green Belt

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    He's fighting Tony for whatever reason and if he pulls this off he's right back in the picture. Yep
     
  17. RightToBareKnuckles

    RightToBareKnuckles Blue Belt

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    someone kept burning his cars, so i guess when he was fighting in the octagon he thinking a little bit "are my cars on fire right now?"
     
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  18. Kertol

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    I feel like when most fighters drop off significantly as in the case of Pettis it is a mental thing and/or lack of confidence. Most fighters say fighting is mostly mental. Same happened to a lot of fighters (Ellenburger as an example). Lack of motivation can also play a part as it is hard to rebound from a loss.
     
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  19. Maaj19

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    He got figured out
    Usada
    Lw is deep and very tough

    Likely all those reasons but at the very least 2
     
  20. gono btw

    gono btw Rounds...

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    some slick transitions on the ground...
     

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