Anthony Pettis has become the Wheaties Next Champion, and he’ll be on the cereal box, an honor previously enjoyed by elite athletes such as Michael Jordan, Dale Earnhardt and Stone Cold Steve Austin. He posted the news on Instagram, the result of two months of voting by MapMyFitness users on the Wheaties website. But a number of the early responses by Instagram users reminded him that, despite his popularity amongst smart phone using joggers, Khabib will be the next champion.
“Khabib will make you his ***,” said sojournerrr, congratulating Pettis on his achievement.
_islam_hulk_ was also thrilled by the news. “Khabib Nurmagomedov next champ!!” he typed excitedly.
The feud with the injured Russian has taken its toll. And now, Pettis has a fully blown Nurmagomedov problem. Khabib said in an interview last month that alcohol and girls stand in the way of an athlete, spoiling him and making him weak. No telling how he feels about breakfast cereal.