Who is Anthony Pettis and what is his net worth 2018? Anthony Pettis is a famous American mixed martial artist. Anthony is prominent in martial arts, for which his career details, business deals, education, net-worth is essential to know. Anthony was born on January 27, 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and he developed an early interest in martial arts. Anthony Pettis was born to parents-Eugene Pettis, Jr. and Annette Garcia and he was brought up in the south region of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Anthony grew up with his older brother named Ray Pettis and younger brother named Sergio Pettis. Anthony Pettis belongs to Puerto Rican and Mexican origin. The athlete’s grandfather, named Eugene Perez, changed the family name from Perez to Pettis to stop discrimination. In year 2003, Pettis’ father was speared to death by a robber at a friend’s home.
Anthony is the former UFC Lightweight Champion and was also the final WEC Lightweight Champion before he got promoted and merged into the UFC. This athlete started training taekwondo and learnt boxing right from his childhood at the early age of 5 and continued his college education while wrestling. When he appeared to train mixed martial arts at Roufusport when he was of 18, Anthony had already secured a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo.
Anthony Pettis started his professional martial art debut in year 2007. He made a record of 8–0 in every fights being arranged by Duke Roufus and Adam Sandoval before making a debut with the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). In that, Anthony won the Gladiator Fighting Series Lightweight Championship, adding to his fame.
This athlete’s last fight prior to joining the WEC was a small notice welterweight session. Anthony also owns a professional kickboxing background apart from career in wrestling. In his career, Anthony is coached by kickboxer as well as a MMA trainer named Duke Roufus. He also remained as a member of Roufusport where he seeks training with fighters – Erik Koch, Alan Belcher, Ben Askren, Ben Rothwell, and Danny Downes.
In year 2013, Anthony gained a Certificate of Achievement by the Governor of Wisconsin, named Scott Walker, as a part of his successes.
Anthony Pettis and his ex-girlfriend named Alexandra have a daughter named Aria, who was born in year 2011.
Education: Anthony Pettis appeared Dominican High School and in college education he even started wrestling. When Anthony seeks training for mixed martial arts at Roufusport when he was of 18, he had owned a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo.
Anthony Pettis Net Worth
The total net-worth of this mixed martial artist-Anthony Pettis is around $3.2 million. On the top of Anthony’s entrepreneurship, he holds some earning from different commercials and promotions. Anthony also appeared in an advertisement for Form Athletics as well as on General Mills’ Wheaties box, adding to his net-worth. As Anthony has won brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and 3rd black belt in Taekwondo, his overall net-worth continue to rise.
Anthony Pettis lives in his lavish Milwaukee home. Anthony surprised his mother with a brand new luxurious car, which instantly brought an appearance of shock and wonder on her face.
In year 2014, it was declared that Anthony Pettis contracted a sponsorship deal with Reebok. In the same year, Anthony was designated to be the first UFC champion to perform on the cover of General Mills’ Wheaties box and the box looked in stores in year 2015.
With business partners namely Scott Joffe and Duke Roufus, Anthony owns the Showtime Sports Bar in Milwaukee and the Roufusport MMA Academy. Apart from his brand endorsements and wrestling career, Anthony appeared on episode 4 of World of Jenks.
Today, Anthony Pettis holds brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, yellow rope in capoeira, and 3rd black belt in Taekwondo, made possible due to his dedication. Anthony has already proved his versatility in his MMA fights. In MMA, Anthony Pettis is familiar for his smooth and technical fighting abilities, in addition of his athletic accomplishments and extensive range of practices.