Pettis has some of the best kickboxing in MMA, I always stated this before he fought in the UFC. A guy his age showing that striking discipline is very rare. Forget his Bendo kick, that was just a desperation move that landed.
I am still hurting over the Aldo/Pettis matchup that didnt come to fruition.
Thompson can take Pettis down but it wont be like the recent KJ Noons fight where Thompson dominated grappling. Pettis has a very active guard which will let him stand, scoring many points standing against Thompson.
Thompson is a title contender but Pettis is champion material.
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