Why did Anthony Pettis move to featherweight?

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  1. sgtpepper

    sgtpepper Orange Belt

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    Is it because he wants to fighter smaller opponents and make it easier for himself? I mean he's only really lost to top ranked fighters in the lightweight, so why make the move?

    And how much weight would he be cutting now?
     
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    TheCryingElite Fiercest Poster since the taut one Dufresne used.

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    It's just that whole quintessential; "At the moment I'm doing poorly at this weight class, lets try the weight class below" scenario. I don't think he really needed to do that just yet, I mean he's last few losses were to some pretty elite fighters. But he's also not a very big light weight, so I think FW wouldn't be that hard for him to make.
     
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  3. FlyingKimurabar

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    He was gonna move down a long time ago to fight Aldo and honestly he's one of the smaller LWs.

    I mean look how much bigger Eddie is than him

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    That's before Eddie filled out a ton as well. Barboza also looked a lot bigger than him.
     
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    Him vs Charles O should be a good fight. Don't think its do or die for Anthony yet but 4 in a row isn't a good look.

    On a somewhat related note, I hope Dan Hardy gets cleared to fight again soon.
     
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  5. SirKratos

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    Whats wrong with that?
     
  6. Platinum

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    Because he's black
     
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    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    the aldo fight was going to be at 155.

    but i agree, he isn't a big LW and there's no point in fighting there if he can make 145 without trouble.
     
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    he can make it to 145 easily
    i hope he does because no one there is interesting but Aldo
     
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  9. papasmurf999

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    But wouldn't he have to gas quickly for that to be an excuse?
     
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    Can Charles make 145? that is the question

    Pettis was doing good in LW he sure lost to RDA, but he has a close fight with Eddie
     
  11. DelanoRunnymede

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    I feel like the strength advantage of wrestlers at 155 may have swayed him. If he finds his old self, I can't see any reason he won't be really successful at 145. Pettis vs Holloway would be an unbelievable fight
     
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    he wants to fight smaller fighters because he is a smaller fighter.
     
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    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    I would assume he wants to continue to be the star on the Wheatiez box that he once waz & he waz probably starting to see hiz sponsorz losing interest. He needed to start getting some winz double quick!

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    It doesn't sound like he'll be coming back from listening to the last couple of interviews he done talking about it.
     
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    You are misremembering my friend. Pettis hadn't become the LW champion yet and was moving down to challenge Aldo for the belt.
     
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    Cause strength and size matter.
     
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    It's a joke how much Pettis and Oliveira will be cutting between them. How much better would they perform if they didn't have to cut all that weight? I bet they don't both make weight.
     
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    Correctamundo. I thought it was at 155 as well.

     
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  20. LilChuckLil

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    He wants to fight midgets hahaha

    serious though Pettis v Stephens would be wild
     
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