Former UFC champ Anthony Pettis planning drop to featherweight

Currently on a three-fight losing streak which included the loss of his UFC lightweight title, former champion Anthony Pettis is looking to get his career back on track. In order to do that, he has revealed his plans to drop ten pounds to the featherweight division.

Pettis, who will be working with notable nutritionist Mike Dolce, announced his plans to drop a weight class on social media.

Throughout his 23 professional fights that span back to 2007, Pettis has always competed at 155-pounds.

However, he previously flirted with a drop to 145 back in 2013 when he was set to take on then featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 163. Unfortunately, Pettis withdrew from the bout due to injury and never competed at featherweight.

Pettis has not recorded a win since December of 2014, so he will be hoping the change in weight will be exactly what he needs in order to get back in title contention while providing the mixed martial arts world with more highlight reel finishes.

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