It appears Santiago Ponzinibbio knows exactly who he wants to fight next.
Pettis found himself in a difficult fight with Stephen Thompson until he ended it with a Superman punch with five seconds remaining in the second round, producing a “Knockout of the Year” candidate at UFC on ESPN+ 6.
Ponzinibbio (27-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) previously told MMA Junkie that he considered Pettis and former champion Tyron Woodley as two viable options for his return to the octagon. However, with Woodley booked in a rematch against Robbie Lawler, Ponzinibbio appears to be all in on Pettis (22-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC) and takes issue with the fact that “Showtime” has landed one spot ahead of him in the latest official UFC rankings.
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@showtimepettis jamás voy a dejar que estés adelante mío, ven a recibir una paliza de un verdadero welter, no vas a tener suerte de esta ves @showtimepettis , there’s no way I’m going to allow you be ahead of me, come get this beating, you won’t get lucky like last time. @showtimepettis, não há como eu permitir que você esteja na minha frente, venha lutar com um verdadeiro welter, vai Levar uma surra, você não terá sorte como da última vez #UFC238 #argentinogenteboa #teamponzinibbio #manodura #ufc #happyeaster #ufc238
@showtimepettis , there’s no way I’m going to allow you be ahead of me, come get this beating, you won’t get lucky like last time.
The Argentinian Ponzinibbio, 32, most recently appeared in the octagon last November. A hometown headliner and a fourth-round knockout of Neil Magny earned him a seventh straight win.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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