"This is going to be a fight that’s won on the feet. I got to tell you, Anthony, when he ran off that five-fight streak in the WEC and had some amazing performances -- a Pettis that’s fighting this often is the most dangerous Pettis you’ll see. You don’t want to let this kid starting fighting too often if you’re the other contenders. He said the other day I could do this four times a year, easy. That’s how easy the training camps are for him. Not because he’s lazy, but because he is like the [Floyd] Mayweather of our sport, hard work and dedicated. He’s the guy [that says], ‘hey, let’s do one more round,’ or ‘hey, let’s do another session on Saturday.’ He’s the one asking me to schedule more as opposed to me telling him to schedule more. That’s why he’s going to win. I saw him one day against top level boxers spar 14 rounds in a row like it was nothing. 14 rounds. He’s on a different level. A lot of people don’t realize how strong Anthony is until actually they’re in there with him."
He's only had one successful title defense of his 155-pound strap, but that hasn't stopped longtime friend and trainer Duke Roufus (via MMA Fighting) from calling Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin Anthony Pettis the Floyd Mayweather of mixed martial arts (MMA). That bold claim will be put to the test against the rough-and-tumble Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC 185 pay-per-view (PPV) main event this Saturday night (March 14, 2015) inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. And if "Showtime" can blast his way past the Brazilian, he can expect to face the winner of Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, who compete at UFC 187 in May. So ... if Pettis is Mayweather, will "Cowboy" or "The Eagle" be his Manny Pacquiao?