In the world of mixed martial arts, where surprises are often aplenty, PFL lightweight contender Anthony Pettis is already setting his sights on what could be a monumental showdown against Cedric Doumbe.
The MMA community has been buzzing since Doumbe's jaw-dropping nine-second knockout victory against Jordan Zébo last Saturday night, a highlight-reel moment that's destined to be etched in MMA history.
Pettis, often referred to as 'Showtime,' has been lying low since his remarkable boxing win over Roy Jones Jr. in April, a fight that was meant to be a one-off venture. However, it seems that Pettis has caught the MMA bug once again and is contemplating a return to the PFL octagon. On social media, he made his intentions clear – he wants to face Doumbe, and he believes it would be "the biggest fight in PFL history."
This callout didn't come out of thin air. Cedric Doumbe, the charismatic French fighter, had previously stated his desire to face some of the biggest names in MMA, including Pettis. Doumbe's aspirations align perfectly with Pettis's eagerness for a high-stakes showdown.
In a recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Doumbe expressed his intentions clearly.
"I want to make big fights, like super fights," he declared. "Face fighters like Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz, maybe Anthony Pettis, you know. I want to face these types of guys because I can knock them out."
He went on to say,
"I know I'm better than them; I just want to prove it. To show the world who I am."
The MMA world is abuzz with excitement over the prospect of a Pettis vs. Doumbe showdown. With both fighters possessing explosive striking skills and a flair for the dramatic, this potential clash could be an instant classic. Fans are already speculating about how this epic battle might unfold, and whether Doumbe's lightning-quick knockout power will prevail or if Pettis's experience and versatility will prove to be the difference-maker.
So, as we eagerly anticipate what the future holds for these two dynamic fighters, the question remains: Do you want to see Cedric Doumbe vs. Anthony Pettis? The answer from fans around the world is a resounding, "Absolutely!"