Why Michael Johnson should ‘call out’ Anthony Pettis

UFC lightweight Michael Johnson
UFC lightweight Michael Johnson

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis lost a split decision against Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event of the UFC Fight Night Boston event on Sunday night. It was a bout that had to be frustrating for Pettis with Alvarez looking to pin him against the cage without much action during the first two rounds before getting him to the ground in the third to get the win in what many thought was a boring fight. Pettis went to his Twitter feed Monday which basically summed up his thoughts on the fight.

It looks like Pettis wants to get right back in there with someone that’s willing to stand and trade with him. So if you read this Michael Johnson, you should call out Anthony Pettis since he’s looking for a fight.

Both fighters have lost their last two fights, albeit Johnson was robbed in one of those losses. Both fighters are ranked in the top 10, and both fighters like to mix it up on the feet. It would give Johnson an opponent that would put him back in the mix with a win, and give Pettis a fight he’s looking for stylistically while still against an excellent fighter.

Johnson spoke about his last loss against Nate Diaz recently.

“I really don’t think it should have been unanimous – but it was a really close fight,” Johnson said. “He really sucked me in with (the taunting). I got away from my game plan, and it is what it is.”

“But we’re going to put that behind us and move (on) and look forward to another big fight, hopefully.”

Well, I don’t think there’s a bigger fight out there than one against the former champion who’s looking to fight again soon. Tony Ferguson has been vocal about fighting Anthony Pettis in recent interviews as well, so it’ll be interesting to see if either will be anxious to mix it up with the former champion. However, he has won seven consecutive fights and he may want to wait to see what happens between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197 on March 5.

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