Originally written on MMAInsider  |  Last updated 10/15/14
 UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (17-2) recently suffered a knee injury, according to UFC President Dana White, who spoke to FOX Sports following the end of UFC Fight Night 32.Although Dana did not reveal the specifics of the injury, or indeed which knee had been injured, he quickly ended any fears of Pettis being unable to defend his belt against Josh Thompson (20-5, 1nc) later this year at UFC on Fox 9, confirming that Pettis will be ready.“He’s going to fight… For sure.”White, while not discussing details of the injury, revealed that Pettis would not require surgery after spending two days in Las Vegas being examined by Dr. Steven Sanders, an orthopedist at Bone & Joint Specialists.This isn’t the first time that Pettis has suffered from a knee injury. Leading up to a potential fight with Jose Aldo (23-1) at UFC 163, Pettis had to pull out of the fight after suffering a torn meniscus. Pettis then went on to face Benson Henderson (19-3) instead at UFC 164, following an ...

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