August 12 Is Officially ‘Anthony Pettis Day’
A new holiday has come to the city of Milwaukee.
To honor UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, the city has made August 12 “Anthony Pettis Day.”
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pettis has made his mark in the big city. Pettis is not only known as a UFC champion in his hometown, but he is also known as someone who cares and gives back to his community as he has grown through the sport.
“Showtime” posted on Twitter a statement that the City of Milwaukee has declared August 12th to be “Anthony Pettis Day.” Pettis was given an official proclamation that had been framed and given to him.
“Last night the City of Milwaukee presented me with a proclamation announcing August 12th as Anthony Pettis Day in MKE from now until forever,” Pettis captioned along with his photos of the event.
Last night the City of Milwaukee presented me with a proclamation announcing August 12th as Anthony Pettis Day in MKE from now until forever.
— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) August 13, 2022
But the journey is not over quite yet.
Despite recently losing to Stevie Ray back-to-back times in the PFL this month and June, the former champion has not revealed any plans of stepping away from the cage. Pettis has spent 20 fights in the UFC, competing for titles in the lightweight, featherweight and welterweight divisions. He has also been a WFC champion.
Pettis has also recently started his own promotion, “Showtime FC.” He told the media during the PFL Fight Week earlier this month that he wants to use it as a means to give fighters more opportunities.