Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently parted ways with the promotion to try his luck in free agency. As with most high-profile names on the hunt for greener pastures, “Showtime” is expected to discuss his future with Bellator MMA President Scott Coker.
Who is already a fan of booking Pettis against Michael Page.
“That would be amazing,” Coker told MMA Junkie. “We’ll see. There’s only so many slots on TV for us. We’ll be having 22 to 26 fights (in 2021), and it’ll all be mapped out sometime in the next three weeks and we’ll figure it out. We’ll have a conversation and see where it goes.”
That conversation already went well for younger brother Sergio.
Pettis (24-10) is coming off back-to-back victories for the first time in over six years after a rollercoaster ride across three separate weight classes. Still just 33, “Showtime” could make an immediate impact in the Bellator lightweight division, unless Coker and Co. ask him to trade welterweight leather with “Venom.”