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Anthony Pettis Responds to Mike Perry's Bare-Knuckle Showdown Callout


Anthony Pettis has weighed in on the possibility of a face-off with Mike Perry, who recently issued a challenge following his victorious performance at BKFC 56.

After securing another win in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) with a stoppage victory over Eddie Alvarez last weekend, Perry called out Anthony Pettis, referring to him as 'Showtime.' Pettis, a combat sports legend, especially in mixed martial arts, responded to the challenge in a recent interview with MMA Junkie Radio.

Expressing his thoughts on the potential showdown, Pettis acknowledged the uniqueness of bare-knuckle fighting, stating,


“That’s definitely different from something I’ve ever done before, that bareknuckle sh*t. That’s like real fighting. You’re going to get cut."

Pettis noted the physical toll of the sport, mentioning Alvarez's two broken orbitals after the BKFC 56 bout.

Pettis, known for his diverse experience in boxing, mixed martial arts, and Karate Combat, expressed openness to the idea but emphasized the need for discussions with his wife, coaches, and team. He highlighted the importance of ensuring the decision aligns with his overall career strategy.

Looking ahead, Pettis disclosed his plans for the coming year, mentioning significant boxing bouts and a pay-per-view fight with the Professional Fighters League (PFL) scheduled for April or May. While confirming another MMA fight with PFL, Pettis emphasized his flexibility to engage in Karate Combat and boxing, showcasing his eagerness to explore diverse opportunities and income streams.

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