Sergio Pettis will be making his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 238 in Inglewood California. Sergio will be taking on Alfred Khashakyan in a bantamweight bout.
My first question to Sergio was ‘why is Bellator Mixed Martial Arts your new home?’
Sergio says ”I got some new opportunities, and I want my name to not only be known in the U.S. but all over the world.”
Further into our interview I asked him if he wanted to stay with the UFC? ”I wanted to stay in the UFC that was a goal of mine, but the offer was to great and I want to be known worldwide.”
I also asked Sergio if it is easier now being in his own promotion and not to be in the shadow of older brother Anthony.
”I never really viewed it that way, earlier in my career I had that, but I feel that I have made a name for myself in the UFC.”
There has been a lot of guys calling you out in the bantamweight division one name that stuck out was James Gallagher. James said in an interview with Niall McGrath from OFF The Ball last week saying that you are a decision machine and definitely wants to fight you next.
”He hasn’t fought anybody on my level. I’m gonna show everyone in Bellator that I am a force to be reckon with.”
What motivates you more coming off a loss or coming off a win?
”Once you get past that point in your career, I have had five losses in my career. Each loss has taught me a lesson and both winning and losing in which teach you to be grateful.”
Has Bellator came to you about opening up a flyweight division, and for you to fight for a vacant belt?
”No the offer was at 135-pounds and I’m gonna go out there and make a name for myself.”
Where do you feel most comfortable at flyweight or bantamweight?
”I feel comfortable at both weight classes. I fought my first half of my career before moving down to flyweight. I feel like I have put on the correct size and I get to enjoy tacos”.
How many fights do you think you’ll need until fight for the title?
”I’m honestly not thinking about that right now, I’m looking at it one by one”.
My name is Matthew Putterman and I am 22 years old. I was the assistant manager at a gym called Roufusport MMA Academy for three and years and I am currently finishing up my degree in the tv/radio program here in Milwaukee. I just started a YouTube channel called Life Of A Prize Fighter which goes in depth and behind the scenes with some of Mixed Martial Arts best fighters.