Anthony Pettis got kinda lost in all the post-event craziness around UFC 136, which isn’t surprising given the number of fun talking points that came out of the event. Personally, I’ve spent most of my time feeling bad for making fun of Kenny “Sadface” Florian for losing another title shot with the “lean on ‘em” gameplan. But as the afterglow of Frank Edgar’s win, Chael’s call-outs, and Kenny’s massive fail fades, perhaps we can turn to Anthony Pettis to keep the conversation going:
When you go the UFC, it’s not all about show-time kicking and knocking everybody out. You get people down, you hold people down and you win fights.
Arrrrrrrgh. What hath Clay Guida wrought?! The above quote comes from “Showtime’s” post-fight interview with UFC.com, and what a boner-wilter it is. Pettis has been deservedly hyped as one of the most entertaining fighters at 155, with dynamic striking, competent jiu-jitsu, and a rep for putting on fun fights, so it’s kind of a fucking bummer that he appears to be in the early stages of blanket-itis. Granted Pettis went on to say that he wasn’t satisifed with the win or his performance, so maybe he’ll be back to throwing crazy strikes in no time but it appears the cold reality of life under the ten-point-must system might mean we never get to see shit like this again from Pettis.