“I have a long experience,” Petroski said. “I won my first wrestling tournament when I was four, so I bring a lot of knowledge to this team and these coaches and I bring a lot to this team, but yet I still listen to my coaches every day. Every day when John (Marquez) shouts one out, I throw it in. I listen to my coaches.
The Philadelphia product comes into this fight with a 100% finish rate and plans to maintain that perfect rate against Turman. The reason he got into mixed martial arts was to finish the fights and not leave it in the hands of the judges. He wants to make a statement and be an exciting fighter that people are keeping an eye on.
“I want the big fights. I want to keep showing that I’m the best grappler, whether it’s Bo Nickal, (Gerald) Meerschaert or whoever. I want to fight the best guys. I want to fight the best grapplers and I want to show that, look, I’m the real deal. I really am the best here.