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For the second time in as many knee injuries, freshly-minted UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) has dodged surgery. On Tuesday night’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White revealed Pettis suffered a grade two PCL sprain and an LCL strain on his left knee during Saturday’s victory over Benson Henderson.
A relieved White said Pettis will not be required to go under the knife because his wheel suffered no major tears. However, Pettis is facing seven to eight weeks of rehabilitation.
White also confirmed Pettis will defend his throne against TJ Grant upon return. Regarding the superfight against UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo that Pettis requested following the biggest win of his career, White said if “Showtime” successfully defends his throne against Grant, they will “probably do that next.”
White did not report whether that fantasy fight would take place at featherweight or lightweight. In addition, White didn’t say when Pettis would be making his first title defense because it would depend upon how well his knee responds to treatment.
Prior to meeting Henderson, Pettis was initially slated to challenge Aldo for his featherweight crown at UFC 163. However, he was forced to withdraw after injuring his right knee. That wound also just took several weeks of rehab to heal, which allowed him to replace a concussed Grant to fight Henderson at UFC 164.
Today’s MRI results certainly provided positive news for Pettis and White, who publicly shared his concerns after UFC 164 about losing another one of his budding superstars courtesy of the injury bug.
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After UFC 164, there’s a new UFC Lightweight champion, and his name is Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Three years ago he took Benson “Smooth” Henderson’s WEC title in the waning seconds of a five-round fight with the now infamous “Showtime kick” that looked like a ninja had been unleashed into the cage. This time it took less […]The post UFC 164: Henderson Falls And...
Anthony Pettis, who defeated Benson Henderson to win the lightweight title this past Saturday at UFC 164, will be sidelined for the next seven to eight weeks with a sprained knee.
"Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee, following an MRI the fighter underwent on Tuesday," UFC president Dana White said.
Newly-crowned UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis will be out of action for approximately two months with a grade 2 knee sprain. The news was first revealed by UFC President Dana White, who went on ESPN’s SportsCenter to break the news. He would later post a confirmation on twitter.
Pettis has a grade 2 sprain. Needs to rehab and will be back in 7 weeks
— Dana White (@danawhite...
Anthony Pettis had stated after UFC 164 on Saturday night that he had heard a pop in his knee. Everyone can breath a little bit easier now as an MRI revealed yesterday that Pettis has a Grade 2 knee sprain and will be sidelined for about seven to eight weeks. That news was broken by UFC President Dana White who made the announcement on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” last night. It was...
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UFC President Dana White was a guest on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday fight and relayed the following information about newly crowned Lightweight Champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Unfortunately, Pettis suffered an injury to his knee during the 1st and only round of his victory over Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC 164 this past weekend. […]
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It was good news for the UFC and Anthony Pettis (17-2), after it was revealed that his recent knee injury was only likely to keep him out of action for 7-8 weeks, freeing him up to defend his title against TJ Grant (21-5) in the near future. UFC President Dana White spoke on ESPN’s […]
UFC 164 took place this past weekend on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 where Anthony Pettis took on Benson Henderson in the night’s main event, subitting Benson in the first round to capture the UFC Lightweight Championship. Below are the full medical suspensions, issued out by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, provided […]
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Get your popcorn ready. Prepare yourself for 25 more minutes of greatness in this rematch to the 2010 thriller that saw 'Showtime' Pettis take Benson Henderson's belt from him in a close decision decided by a kick that would stain Benson's soul!
4 and a half minutes later...... The fans watching inside of Milwaukee's Bradley center...