Anthony Pettis becomes first fighter in MMA to make cover of Wheaties

by Kirik Jenness |

Since 1934, General Mills has placed athletes on its breakfast cereal Wheaties, to highlight the slogan "The Breakfast of Champions." The honor has been extended meagerly to combat sports. In 80 years, only four boxers made the cover, Max Baer, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Kenny Norton. Thus the odds against a mixed martial artists making the cover seemed slimmer than this guy.

However, there was a massive push to get UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to become the first athlete from mixed martial arts to get on a Wheaties box.

The fans voted, and it worked!

“This is huge for the sport. Thank you to everyone who voted. December 6th I will silence the critics.”

Curiously, while Pettis made, his tattoos reportedly did not.

Pettis will now coach opposite Gilbert Melendez on the latest season on TUF, and fight him at UFC 181 in December.

Pettis now joins a truly select group of athletes...

And who is most likely to be next from the MMA world??!?


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Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

9/3/14 11:30 PM by Jimmy Wrassler

I feel like joking about this too much will jinx the situation.

BrattMamley site profile image  

9/3/14 11:15 AM by BrattMamley


Kid_dynamite319 site profile image  

9/3/14 10:08 AM by Kid_dynamite319

Man if ronda gets on the wheaties box, i dont know what i will say. I dont know why it bothers me, i guess i just believe there are much better fighters that dont that should get that attention over her.

iwatchsomemma site profile image  

9/3/14 9:58 AM by iwatchsomemma

Wheaties or weak-knees?loljk.War Pettis over Gil!

TyronPoundedMyDongLimpBizkit site profile image  

9/3/14 6:04 AM by TyronPoundedMyDongLimpBizkit

Insert Titanic newspaper

FrankShamrocksBraces site profile image  

9/3/14 3:26 AM by FrankShamrocksBraces

...but gets injured opening the box.

Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

9/3/14 2:09 AM by Jimmy Wrassler

Who was he competing against?

hendofanforlife(LMBBchamp!) site profile image  

9/2/14 12:03 AM by hendofanforlife(LMBBchamp!)


Sloppy Single Leg site profile image  

9/1/14 11:58 PM by Sloppy Single Leg


Jimmy Wrassler site profile image  

9/1/14 11:51 PM by Jimmy Wrassler

Youre not the true champ unti you defend the box.  Unfortunately he blew his knee out again eating a fucking bowl of cereal and is out indefinitely