Milwaukee MMA fighter's cars set on fire

Posted at 11:27 AM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 12:36:23-04

A Milwaukee MMA star says he's not backing down after three of his vehicles were set on fire outside his home this week.

"I am a fighter. I won't be defeated by this," Anthony Pettis tweeted Friday morning.

"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," Pettis added.

TODAY'S TMJ4 learned there's an arson investigation underway after the vehicles were set on fire Wednesday night. Police say they're looking into who torched the cars and why.

Pettis has been an MMA fighter since 2007. He's currently #6 in UFC's Featherweight rankings.