Pettis: I have the best striking in MMA


Aldo has yet to face a fighter with the stand-up skills comparable to Pettis. For the most part he has faced guys with solid grappling backed up by adequate striking. Mark Hominick probably posed the biggest threat to Aldo on the feet, but it’ll be a whole new ballgame once he steps in there with Pettis.

“I feel like I have one of the best stand-up games in mixed martial arts,” Pettis said confidently. “It’s only getting better, I’m 26-years-old and I’m always learning something new. I’m always adding stuff to my game and evolving as a fighter. I feel like I’m one of the best strikers in MMA, I just need the time to prove it. All these other guys have 25 minute fights while my last two fights were four minutes combined. You haven’t really seen my full potential yet.”

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Infamous Ed site profile image  

2/8/13 10:40 PM by Infamous Ed

I wouldn't dismiss cerrone like that, he did dismantle siver, Stephens, and KO'd guillard on the feet recently. Cerrone is about as nasty of a striker as it gets at lw and for pettis to take him out in one rd is pretty ticking impressive.

MMARAIDER site profile image  

2/8/13 10:35 PM by MMARAIDER

It's still up same title. Hahaha WTF ug news

Kid_dynamite319 site profile image  

2/8/13 9:54 PM by Kid_dynamite319

daba site profile image  

2/8/13 8:04 PM by daba

UG News strikes again!Somehow:"I feel like I have one of the best stand-up games in mixed martial arts" and " I feel like I’m one of the best strikers in MMA, I just need the time to prove it."becomes "I have the best striking in MMA"The increase in PVs isn't worth the credibility hit. A gossip site like TMZ writes more credible headlines than this misquote.

Sal Penis site profile image  

2/8/13 7:56 PM by Sal Penis

Aldo is the underdog in this fight, right?

Ip Man 81 site profile image  

2/8/13 7:46 PM by Ip Man 81

Look on the news page dipshit

Vote me down site profile image  

2/8/13 7:29 PM by Vote me down

He does have the best. What's the prob?

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2/8/13 7:00 PM by MuayThai4Everyone


Herman Munster site profile image  

2/8/13 6:59 PM by Herman Munster

Confused as to why he insisted on wrestle fucking Jeremy Stephens with the best striking in mma?  Reading a little to much into his results of a couple KO's.  Lets face it, Lauzon doesn't have good stand up. And Cowboy has extremely overrated striking.  Someone like TJ Grant would have given Pettis a better fight than Cowboy did that night.  Pettis stand up hasn't exactly been put to the test against really any top level striker.  Styles make fights and I think even Jon Makdessi would be a harder fight on the feet than Cerrone was.  

cheesesteak site profile image  

2/8/13 6:59 PM by cheesesteak

Anthony Perez imo