Think mostly everyone here is really underestimating Pettis' striking. The dude is a 3rd degree black belt in tae kwon do and just ko'd someone who has never been stopped, with a body kick! His striking is on another level in the UFC. I think a lot of people will be surprised when they fight. I do think thats too long though I really don't get why they scheduled it 8 months away.
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