Found September 11, 2013 on
If Anthony Pettis’ (pictured) injured left knee heals in time, the UFC would love to have their new lightweight champ defend his throne against TJ Grant at UFC on FOX 9. Reporter Ariel Helwani passed along the rumor during this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” Pettis suffered a grade two PCL sprain and an LCL strain on his left knee during this month’s submission victory over Benson Henderson at UFC 164. Fortunately for all parties concerned, “Showtime” avoided surgery and should be back in action in two months. The creator of the “Showtime Kick” has won eight of his last nine bouts, including four consecutive. Speaking of fighting Henderson at UFC 164, the spot opened up for Pettis because Grant suffered a concussion during training. Grant earned the opportunity after steamrolling former top contender Gray Maynard at UFC 160. He will be riding a five-fight winning streak into the biggest bout of his life. Grant has finished off his last two victims in devastating (T)KO fashion. FOX will broadcast the main card live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The December 14 event will likely take place inside Sleep Train Arena (formerly known as Arco Arena).
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Despite recently being diagnosed with a knee sprain that is expected to keep him out of action for 7-8 weeks, newly minted UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is aggressively pursuing his first title defense, telling UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani that he wants to fight No. 1 contender T.J. Grant at a UFC on FOX event scheduled for Sacramento on Dec. 14.
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Showtime has acted like a true champion since winning the UFC belt and is seen here being kid friendly while in Canada. Glad that knee injury isn’t to bad and we will see him back in action later this year.
The champ shows off his new sponsorship
Celebration continues for showtime
Very nice to see the person that matters the most to Anthony Pettis have the opportunity to hold the biggest symbol of all of his hard work
Everybody wants a piece of the new champ
Anthony Pettis with his two belts
August 31st may be remembered as an important date in the history of the UFC and the lightweight championship. If you were watching that night, you watched something special occur. Anthony Pettis, the final WEC champion who missed his promised title shot for the UFC belt, fulfilled his destiny and snatched the belt away from the same man as before. But this time he made a statement...
Anthony Pettis shows off some gear from his newest sponsor, supplement company Magnum Nutraceuticals. I have a feeling the sponsorships are going to be rolling in for the new lightweight king.
Lightweight champion out to dinner with Duke Roufus
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Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis continues celebrating his recent first round finish of Benson Henderson. Pretty scary to think every man in the UFC’s toughest division wants to rip his head off but I know Showtime is more than up for the challenge. Party on Sir
Pascal Krauss snaps a pic with the champ
Showtime’s little girl with the belt
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