It might come as a surprise to you, but Milwaukee has generated more than just alcoholics and serial rapists. Oprah Winfrey is considered an important Milwaukeean. Kato Kaelin too. There’s even an important plastic surgeon who hails from M-Wacky that helped figure out a way to turn a woman’s clitoris into a 5cm penis. Now you can add another notable person to the city’s list of important folks: Anthony Pettis!

UFC brass today announced that Pettis will receive an official proclamation from his hometown of Milwaukee at a Thursday ceremony hosted by the city’s mayor, Tom Barrett.

“This is an amazing feeling,” Pettis stated in an official release detailing the honor. “It’s been a crazy year. I’ve won a world title, been featured on MTV and ‘SportsCenter’ and threw out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers game. I never imagined myself being in this position.

“I’m really thankful that Mayor Tom Barrett and the city of Milwaukee have chosen to honor me. Milwaukee means so much to me and I’m proud to represent it every time I compete.”

I’m sorry the only link I could find for this was an MMA Junkie post from before the big proclamation. I waited until AFTER the whole thing happened in hopes that there would be some local Milwaukee news on the situation, maybe some video or even just a picture of hot Milwaukee bitches proclaiming Pettis their God. Holding off nearly killed me – I’ve been itching to drop that ‘Everyone from Milwaukee is a rapist’ joke for DAYS.

But I guess the city has bigger fish to fry than Pettis – news since the event has focused on a new Marriott being built downtown and a local stage production of “Crumbs From the Table of Joy.” Not one peep about Pettis. The only thing I could find was the above picture off twitter with Mayor Barrett suggestively showing off his lady socks. So let me ask you: If a mayor declares it Anthony Pettis Day in Milwaukee but no one is there to hear it, is it really Anthony Pettis day in Milwaukee?

Whatevs, Brew town. Pettis may not be Oprah, but he has a better effect on the genitalia of people than that surgeon guy. I notice a full extra inch every time he does something like that matrix kick. You should all appreciate him now while you can, because he might end up getting laid on by Clay Guida pretty soon.