The Ultimate Fighting Championship is constantly expanding internationally and they are always looking for a new country to entertain with a live event. As it appears, one of the next countries to be treated to a show will be Puerto Rico in 2015 and they may be treated to a championship bout.
Dana White announced the news during a press conference in Puerto Rico on Wednesday:
— Raul Alzaga (@RaulAlzaga) March 26, 2014
Pettis is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent, so he will be loved by the Hispanic crowd if/when the UFC finally makes that journey.
It is important to have key stars in every country that the fans will rally around and Pettis certainly fits the bill as a champion that conducts himself with the utmost class. If you want to have a role model in mixed martial arts, look no further than Pettis.