Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has bounced around weight classes since losing the belt in 2015. He’s fought as a featherweight, a lightweight, and even fought as a welterweight in his last two bouts.
“I’m going back down to ’55. I felt amazing at 170, but my goal is at 155. Before I’m all said and done, I want to go back and get that belt,” Pettis said immediately following Saturday’s win.
“That was the goal the whole time, honestly. This fight popped up kind of last minute. I was on my way back down to lightweight,” he said during the event’s post-fight press conference. “Before it’s too late for me to go back to lightweight, I want to go back down there and do it right this time.”