Former UFC champion targeted, cars blown up

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Anthony Pettis was reportedly targeted early Thursday morning. He had his car blown up in front of his Milwaukee home, according to reports.

At approximately 1 am, Pettis’ neighbor woke up to find that three cars belonging to Pettis were on fire in his driveway.

The Milwaukee Police Department believe that the unknown suspect used an accelerant on two of the vehicles. The Fire then spread to the third vehicle.

Anthony Pettis (Getty Images)

Anthony Pettis (Getty Images)

Petrie, according to reports, is trying to process what happened. He had turned down interviews into what happened.

“I saw a car speeding through the neighborhood,” a witness told FOX6Now. “Right around the same time as that happened, there was kind of a large bang. It was three cars caught on fire. I just, I ran outside, and I was hoping, you know, the house hopefully wasn’t gonna catch on fire.”

“As he’s screaming that the house is on fire. Of course, you jump outta bed and you can’t believe your eyes to see what you’re, you know, that it’s real,” the witness’ wife said.

There’s a good chance that Pettis was not home at the time of the incident. On his Instagram account, he posted photos from Thailand, where he has been training for an upcoming fight.

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So dope 🐒 #monkeybeach #phiphiisland #teampettis

A post shared by Anthony Pettis (@showtimepettis) on

Pettis has a fight with Max Holloway at UFC 206 in Toronto on Dec. 10. He splits his time at his Milwaukee house and in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he trains at Jackson’s MMA.

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