Sergio Pettis will be fighting for the first time on television when he takes on Jimmy Jones for Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4. The night of action will be shown on HDNet and MMARecap caught up with Pettis to talk about his upcoming fight, his goals to get into the UFC and more.
How’s it going today?
It’s going good. I just got done with my first training, heading to my second one right now.
Are you one of those fighters who trains like three times a day?
Yeah at the start of my camp I like to train three times a day, then as it gets closer I drop to two a days. It’s hard to cut weight and train and I try to avoid injuries.
We are about three weeks out from your fight for Resurrection Fighting Alliance against Jimmy Jones. What can you tell me about Jones?
I just watched a couple of his fights on youtube. He’s a taller 35er. He likes to come forward with his jab. He’s got decent jiu jitsu. He’s an all round good fighter. His wrestling I think is his weak point. I am going to try to keep this fight standing, just a little bit closer so he doesn’t get that reach on me. He’s very talented. I haven’t fought someone like him and he hasn’t fought anyone like me.
Some guys are really good at using their length at keeping fighters on the outside. Being the fact that there is the reach and height difference do you plan to fight more in the clinch with him, or still try and find your range to land full power shots.
I’m a range fighter myself. I train with my brother who is about the same size as Jones, maybe a little bigger. I’m used to fighting all these lanky guys at the gym. I am going to try to keep it close cause he has a good jab. I am going to say all this and then react different to how he throws it and see what he does.
So you got the call to fight for RFA, what was your thoughts on fighting for this up and coming organization?
It’s awesome. I just fought for a Tachi Palace contract. They weren’t offering what I wanted. It wasn’t much pay and fighting some big names. I got a call from RFA and I saw that Tyson Griffin was on there and a lot of big names are on it. It’s my first time fighting on television. This kind of feels like the WEC a little bit.
Looking forward on your career do you have a time-table for when you would like to be fighting in the UFC?
Yeah I wanted to fight before I turn twenty. I am still young and there’s no reason to rush it. I have so many years ahead of me in fighting. I am just taking my time and just going with the flow right now. If I reach it, great, if not, I will set another goal.
Where can the fans find you at?
Twitter @sergiopettis, I’m on facebook, and Instagram @sergpettis93
Any sponsors or people you want to thank?
Torque clothing, US Metal Finishing and Carmin Construction, Roufus Sport, Combat Corner and everyone from Milwaukee.
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