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MMA Legend Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis Reflects on Making History with Wheaties Box Cover

In the ninth episode of the, OverDogs Podcast, Anthony Pettis an icon in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), shared a captivating tale that etched his name in sports history. Pettis became the first MMA fighter to grace the cover of Wheaties, a monumental achievement that not only elevated his career but also solidified his place in the annals of sports stardom.

The story unraveled during a pivotal moment in Pettis’ career, shortly after securing a championship belt, Dana White, the president of the UFC, informed him that the Wheaties team was eager to collaborate with Jon Jones, a prominent figure in MMA at the time, Jones had faltered in his dealings with the Wheaties brand, paving the way for Pettis to seize the opportunity. In a twist of fate, Pettis found himself in the right place at the right time, ultimately making history.

Photo Source: General Mills

This iconic Wheaties box cover not only symbolized Pettis’ achievements but also emphasized the significance of timing and seizing opportunities in a fiercely competitive sporting world. It is a testament to the age-old adage: success favors the prepared mind. Anthony Pettis’ tale serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes, highlighting the importance of being prepared to grab the spotlight when it shines on them.

“I was in the right place at the right time. Never told that story.” – Anthony Pettis

Check out the full OverDogs Podcast with Anthony Pettis or watch it below.

E9 • S1 Anthony Pettis, Mike Perry, & Abe Kawa talk UFC athlete pay & success advice in the game!

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