Showtime for The Waterboy: Sergio Pettis to the UFC?


In case you didn’t know, current lightweight king Anthony Showtime Pettis has a little brother who has been making waves on the regional fighting circuit shifting his time between flyweight and bantamweight. However, it appears his time in the “minors” is coming to a close.

I’ve only seen Sergio fight once on an AXS MMAshow late one Friday night, but to think there is another Pettis out there with that kind of skill level is kind of scary.  Like big bro, Sergio trains out of Duke Roufus’ team Roufusport based out of Milwaukee.

Here he is in his last fight taking on James Porter:

Sergio is legit, but the bigger question is if he does sign with the UFC, in which class will he make his debut?   Bantamweight is at a bottleneck as Renan Barao and Dominick Cruz settle who the real champ is.  Featherweight is a bigger question mark considering big bro Pettis’ desire to take on Jose Aldo, and the line of top contenders who object to that fight, including Chad Mendez, Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, and Ricardo Lamas,

What this does make me think of is the lineage of fighting siblings.  The UFC has had no dearth of fighting brothers including Jim and Dan Miller, Joe and Dan Lauzon, and even Matt and Mark Hughes.

Like looking in a mirror.

Of course Sergio will run into comparisons to big brother.  Showtime has put together a really dynamic legacy in the sport in a really short amount of time.  But, I just can’t help but to root for a guy from that lineage whose big brother refers to as The Waterboy.


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