Anthony Pettis got back into the win column with an impressive third-round submission victory via guillotine over Charles Oliveira last night (Sat., Aug. 27, 2016) in Vancouver, British, Columbia, Canada (see it).
But during his appearance on the Fox Sports post-fight show, "Showtime" revealed that he actually punched "Do Bronx" back into consciousness in round one. But by the time he realized what he he had done, it was too late.
"We all know how it feels, you're tired, you get out there and you just got to feel it out. I knew he was tired, we were both tired. But in the second round, he exited out a little bit, I had to take a break. In the first round, I saw his eyes roll back, I punched him in the head, his eyes rolled back and I think I punched him back into consciousness. And I was like, 'damn, I shouldn't have done that.' But, you just keep pushing. The corner is there to keep you motivated and that's why they did and that's why I have the corner that I have."
As far as the cut down to 145-pounds, Pettis admits he has some tweaks to make the second time after feeling a little slow in round two. That said, he is confident he can hit the mark again with no troubles for his next outing.
And while he has grand dreams of becoming the promotion's next two-division champion, he'll have to win a few more fights in his new division before he can get back to the big dance. Since he suffered little-to-no damage in his Featherweight debut, Anthony can get back into the swing of things sooner than later.
Anyone care to offer up suggestions for his next challenge?
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