Grainy video captures Anthony Pettis getting punched in the face by his girlfriend
He was really asking for it, too. No, seriously.
Chalk this up to bad timing, bad humor, or maybe a little bit of both.
With the way domestic violence has been dominating the mixed martial arts (MMA) headlines this week, today (Fri., Aug. 8, 2014) probably wasn't the best day to post a video of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis getting punched in the face by his girlfriend, even if it was all in good fun.
'Panther' injured, Ponzinibbio gets new opponent
The only bright spot in any injury, is that more often than not it's a window of opportunity for another fighter. That's certainly the case when Sergio Moraes was pulled from the UFC Fight Night Brasilia card and a planned bout with Santiago Ponzinibbio. Stepping through that window will be Wendell Oliveira, a long time Brazilian regionals vet with over 30 fights to his name.
David Bielkheden returns against Mats Nilsson at UFC Fight Night 53
David Bielkheden is set to make his return to the UFC for the first time since 2009, meeting fellow Swede Mats Nilsson at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm. The card will be held at Ericsson Globe Arena on October 4, and is headlined by Scandinavian favourite Gunnar Nelson facing his first ranked opponent in Rick Story. Swedish media outlet Kimura were first to announce the bout, which is yet to be confirmed by UFC officials.