Anthony Pettis, known as “Showtime,” is keeping his options open across various combat sports in 2024. After scoring an upset victory over Roy Jones Jr. in boxing, Pettis is set to face Benson Henderson at Karate Combat 43 in Las Vegas on December 15. Pettis mentions that his pay for Karate Combat is “very similar” to what he has made in previous MMA and boxing bouts.
Pettis remains open to opportunities in different combat sports based on their profitability and the potential for building his legacy. He acknowledges the uniqueness of bare-knuckle fighting but emphasizes the importance of negotiations. While Pettis has been called out by fellow UFC fighter Mike Perry for a bare-knuckle bout, he expresses a need to evaluate the offer and structure before committing.