If this were a Brazilian or English fighter campaigning for a hometown fight I doubt their would be any blowback. This is likely the one time the UFC is going to be in Milwaukee with the highest profile fighter....
Anyways the UFC should book some LW fights on the prelims just in case Pettis is ready and cleared to fight. The good news with Anthony is that by fighting in two weight classes the UFC has six guys lined up only one of them needs to get injured for Anthony to step up. And worst comes to worst putting two LW prelims you could get an exhibition fight for Pettis which is just as good.