“This is a man who’s fighting for his life,” Pettis said of Pettis in a recent interview with ESPN.
“This man is a fighter.
This is the fighter I want to be.
I don’t want to give anybody a chance to hurt me.
And if you’re not going to be ready, you gotta let me know. “
If you are going to fight me, you better be ready.
And if you’re not going to be ready, you gotta let me know.
So if I get hurt, I’m going to go out there and fight.”
Pettis was upset with his decision last year to wear a No. 19.
He has worn No. 22 since his last title defense in July.
But Pettis says that decision is now moot, since he’s the first-ever winner of “The Ultimate” tournament.
“I’m the champion of ‘The Greatest Show on Turf,'” Pettis told ESPN.com on Monday.
“I’m a winner.
I’m a champion. “
So for me, this is a dream.
I’m a champion.
I know that.”
For Pettis, the decision to get a No 18 was “the most important thing” that he’s done in his professional career.
The 29-year-old Pettis has been on a tear since his UFC debut at UFC 179 in July 2016, winning the belt by unanimous decision over Cody Garbrandt.
The win set him up for a shot at the title against Cody Garbride.
But after his win, Pettis suffered a torn pectoral muscle in his right leg.
Pettis spent the next year rehabbing his injury, but it was not long before he announced his retirement from the sport.
He went on to earn his second title shot, but lost in the first round of the first fight with “The Undertaker.”
In March 2018, Pettiss returned to the UFC, where he won the belt with a unanimous decision against Dan Henderson.
He then defeated Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 206.
But in the end, Pettisp fell short in the rematch, falling to “The Count.”
In November, Pettislis said he planned to retire from the UFC.
He’s been in negotiations with his next opponent, but no deal has been reached yet.
Pettiss, though, said that he was disappointed to not win the title fight with Henderson.
“The thing that hurt me the most is the fight I lost with Anthony,” Pettiss said.
“But I think I’m still a winner, and I think that’s what I’m supposed to be, I think the guy who fought me the first time and won the title, that’s the champion, and the guy that lost to me, I didn’t really think about that, but I felt like it hurt me.”