UFC featherweight contender and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was confirmed to fight Max Holloway in a seriously exciting fight at UFC 206 on Thursday, but he had to deal with an extremely concerning incident at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin just hours later.
Pettis took to Instagram to reveal that someone had lit three cars parked in his driveway on fire, causing extreme danger to himself and his family who were inside the house at the time.
The seemingly random act was carried out early on Thursday morning, and the UFC star has appealed to his followers for any information they may have.
In a statement, he refers to the attackers as cowards and is defiant that he won't leave his home town despite recent troubles.
I am a fighter. I won't be defeated by this. I am also extremely confused and saddened by the events that occurred. I am grateful that no one was harmed by this cowardly act. My life as well as my loved ones were put in danger. I cannot understand why someone would want to hurt myself or my family. I will do everything I can to ensure that we find out who committed this crime and that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I'm constantly defending my choice to stay in this city. Regardless of the crimes that have been occurring lately, this is my home. I really hope the city that I rep has my back on this one and helps by reporting anything they know about this.
The initial report of the incident claimed that Pettis declined to comment, but he opted for social media to inform his fans of what happened on his terms seemingly.
Thankfully the blaze was extinguished before it had a chance to spread to Pettis' home, and nobody was injured. Still, the cars will have resulted in significant damage caused, so hopefully they find whoever is reponsible.