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Video: Anthony Pettis reacts to ‘sloppy’ PFL debut

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis watches, and breaks down, his disappointing PFL debut.

After signing with PFL, former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was a heavy favourite to win the PFL 2021 lightweight competition and, with it, the $1 million grand prize.

However, winning that prize has been made more difficult now since he dropped his promotional debut to Clay Collard in April. In that bout Pettis was knocked down by the former UFC fighter, who has excelled in boxing as of late, before suffering a unanimous decision defeat.

Recently Pettis sat down to watch the Collard fight and break down where it went wrong. Check out the video above to hear ‘Showtime’’s assessment on what he called a ‘sloppy’ performance.

Pettis’ next fight is expected to take place at PFL 4 on June 10. His next opponent is slated to be Alex Martinez, who is undefeated and took a split decision win over Loik Radzhabov in his PFL debut.

Headlining that show is expected to be the MMA debut of boxing superstar Claressa Sheilds. Her scheduled opponent is 3-6 Brittney Elkin.