An unknown assailant has torched and burned all three cars owned by former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis this week in Milwaukee.
Pettis chose to remain silent about the situation initially, but both he and brother Sergio Pettis, both posted statements about the situation via Instagram.
First up is Anthony Pettis, who urged the public to track down the culprit.
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. #teampettis #250k
Anthony's brother, UFC Flyweight also commented, saying it wouldn't change their love for the city of Milwaukee.
The cars might be broke but we will never be broken. Not sure why or who did this to us very confused on that matter. We truly love Milwaukee and everybody that comes from our city. We all came from the same roots the same daily struggles. It's an honor representing all of us, it's more than just fighting for us. We believe martial arts can change lives. We go out there and express ourselves in a different form of art hoping we that we can inspire. We might come from a violent sport but we are peaceful people. So let's end the violence in our city and come together. The more we rise each other up the more we can all succeed and grow . #TeamPettis #StaySmilingNoMatterWhat
Anthony Pettis squares off with Max Holloway at UFC 206, which is takes place on Saturday, December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining.