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Anthony Pettis’ camp responds to Donald Cerrone talking smack

Little has been heard in relation to Anthony Pettis’ name since the former WEC champion beat Joe Lauzon in February. Since then “Showtime” has been sidelined with a shoulder injury, opting to focus on recovering fully rather than rush back to the ring. However, Pettis received a bit of attention last week when fellow lightweight Donald Cerrone called him out in relation to having turned down a match-up scheduled for UFC 150.

Rather than let the perception of Pettis as a coward linger any longer than necessary, the 25-year old’s manager – Mike Roberts – has since spoken out on his behalf to elaborate on the situation with Cerrone.

“He’s definitely not running from ‘Cowboy.’ Anthony is running for whoever has got the belt, and unfortunately for ‘Cowboy,’ it’s never been him,” said Roberts in an interview with MMAJunkie. “But having said that, if ‘Cowboy’ wins his fight, and Joe Silva tells us beating him is going to get us a title shot, Anthony would gladly accept that fight.”

Cerrone is scheduled to fight Melvin Guillard next Saturday night at UFC 150.

Roberts also admitted Pettis turned down a tilt with Cerrone but only for health-related reasons, as he is not expected to be 100% again until November.

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8 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Ah so they were suppose to fight soon but it was scraped, I was curious since that’s what the UFC talked so much about was Cowboy vs showtime.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Regardless of who wins the Cowboy-Guillard fight, Pettis facing the winner sounds good.

    But then there’s also Gray Maynard… what’s next for him?

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  • MCM says:

    I’d like to see the Cowboy/Pettis fight. But if Pettis won’t be back till Nov., maybe a Pettis/Alvarez fight could be worked out too.

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  • Creature says:

    Im all for Cerrone/Pettis. Personally i think Cerrone has him beat in all areas and would pick him apart for a UD win but you never know wtf the judges are going to “see” in a fight.

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  • stone says:

    Pettis has Cerrone beat in all areas, man…

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I wanna see Cerrone & Bendo mix it up
    Again

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  • This intrigues me much more than guillard vs cowboy. Both elite strikers and great grapplers. I think cowboy is better than showtime in all areas but he’s not showtime for his basic striking. Id love to see this.

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  • Creature says:

    Stone how do you figure? Striking, BJJ, Wresling, and his chin id say are prolly all slightly better than Pettis’s

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