Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis looks to have fought for the final time inside of the octagon.
After fulfilling the final fight on his UFC contract, Pettis confirmed on Tuesday that he would be exploring free agency.
“From being on MTV to the cover of the Wheaties box, I am forever grateful for everything I have experienced and accomplished with this company!!!” Pettis wrote in a statement on social media.
“I am excited about my future in the sport,” Pettis continued. “I promise I am not done.”
— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) December 23, 2020
Pettis (24-10) would reign over the UFC’s 155 lbs division from 2013 to 2015, winning the championship from Benson Henderson via first-round armbar. ‘Showtime’ would successfully defend his title against Gilbert Melendez with a second-round submission win in his only title defence before losing the championship to Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision.
Pettis leaves the UFC with an 11-9 promotional record over three weight classes, 145 lbs – 170 lbs, picking up wins over the likes of Donald Cerrone (twice), Charles Oliveira and Stephen Thompson.