Anthony Pettis thinks if he can win the PFL lightweight title this year it will cement him as one of the greats.
Pettis is the former WEC and UFC lightweight champion, so if he can become a three-promotion champion, which not many people have done, he says that will cement his legacy. However, in order to do that, he will need to get some key wins in PFL which he wasn’t able to do last year.
“It’s about legacy, too, not only redemption,” Pettis told MMA Junkie Radio. “I want the two fights that I had last year. I want Raush and Clay Collard this season, and seeing what they did two weeks ago in PFL 1, I know I fought the two best guys in the division. So definitely (it’s about) redemption, but also legacy. When I go out there and get this belt this year, three different organizations’ world champion is something I’m striving for. So I think with my little brother having his success over at Bellator, it’s my turn and I need to work this camp.”
Pettis is set to face Myles Price on Friday and for ‘Showtime’ should he win that, he wants to rematch Clay Collard. He believes the fight deserves to be run back, while he also wouldn’t mind running it back with Raush Manfio who he thought he beat with ease.
“(I want) Clay Collard. I thought I beat Raush, honestly,” Pettis concluded. “I’m not a judge, but when I look back at that fight, I thought I won that fight. It was a split decision, but I’m not a hater. Big up to Raush. He won $1 million. He gets to take care of his family and become a professional fighter, so that’s dope to see. But I definitely want to see both guys this year.”