UFC Champion Anthony Pettis Signs with Reebok

Written by Tom Ngo
July 1st, 2014

UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis (pictured) has yet to defend his UFC lightweight title, but that hasn’t stopped Pettis from landing two major endorsement deals.

One week after signing with Wheaties, Reebok has announced they have also brought Pettis on board.

The athletic apparel brand will use Pettis to help promote their new ZJet sneaker.

“As a leading fitness brand, Reebok is very excited to team up with UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis,” Reebok executive John Lynch expressed in the press release. “MMA fighters are some of the fittest athletes in the world, and Anthony takes training to a whole new level.

“For our newest running shoe, ZJet, Reebok wanted to partner with an athlete who had explosive speed, and bold, confident style. With his lightning fast kicks, quick double leg takedowns, and flashy fighting technique, we knew Anthony would be the perfect fit. Running is an integral part of Anthony’s training regime, and we know ZJet will help him to be in the best possible shape ahead of his highly anticipated fight in December.”

Pettis joins the likes of UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and Bellator MMA star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as MMA fighters who have worked with Reebok.

Pettis is currently recovering from knee surgery. He will coach opposite Gilbert Melendez on “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” then defend his crown against Melendez on the UFC’s end of year extravaganza.

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