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Anthony Pettis (pictured) was guaranteed a UFC lightweight title fight after unleashing his infamous “Showtime Kick” on Benson Henderson to capture the WEC 155-pound crown in December 2010. Fast forward nearly three years and Pettis has still not competed for UFC gold. First, then-champ Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard fought to a draw and an immediate rematch was arranged. Pettis then decided to make his big league debut against Clay Guida and lost. After climbing his way back up the lightweight totem pole, Pettis decided he didn’t want to wait and dropped to featherweight to challenge Jose Aldo for his throne at UFC 163. Now, a knee injury has forced him out of the August shootout and will have him sidelined him for the foreseeable future. The good news for Pettis is that he won’t need to go under the knife for his knee and he’s still in play for the lightweight and featherweight titles. “Anthony Pettis’ knee is not bad, but it’s not good,” UFC president Dana White said after the UFC 161 post-fight press conference. “He doesn’t require surgery, he’s going to have to go into therapy.” Pettis’ physical therapist told him he might be able to return to action in just three weeks. White said that is an inaccurate timeline, as the doctor said he’ll be riding the pine for “a good six weeks.” White added that they will have Pettis fly out to Las Vegas to get a second opinion from the UFC’s physician. However, once “Showtime” is ready to return, it appears a title bout will be waiting for him – in one division or the other. “I’m in no hurry,” White said of rushing the 26-year-old back into the Octagon. “Nobody’s more bummed out about the Pettis (vs. Aldo) fight than me – I was talking to you guys about it Thursday. But I’m not going to put Pettis in there in three and a half weeks when it should take six weeks for his knee to heal. “He’s definitely in line [at featherweight[, we'll see what happens. He could do either – he could fight Aldo or he could fight the winner of [Henderson] and T.J. Grant [at UFC 164].”

Anthony Pettis Out As UFC 163 Headliner

UFC President Dana White posted a tweet earlier today breaking news that Anthony "Showtime" Pettis has injured his knee and will no longer face reigning champion Jose Aldo for the featherweight title. Pettis hurt his knee, Korean Zombie will now face Jose Aldo for the title on the Aug card in Rio Brazil. -- Dana White (@danawhite) June 14, 2013 Chan Sung Jung aka "...

Anthony Pettis wants TJ Grant’s lightweight shot in Milwaukee, Benson Henderson just wants to fight.

Here we go again, another title shot, another possible usurper. This is why fighters need to look at their employer’s calendar of events and possibly discuss with their bosses, matchmakers, management and team to figure out just what the hell it is that they want to do. Anthony Pettis should’ve simply called up Joe Silva or Dana White, and said: “hey, any Milwaukee shows...

Anthony Pettis injured, The Korean Zombie steps in to fight Aldo in Rio at UFC 163.

  Boom, and like that another shakeup to the title picture has come down upon our heads with great force. Anthony Pettis has injured his knee, and has been forced out of his fight with Jose Aldo in RIo at UFC 163. In his place stumbles the Korean Zombie, he himself supposed to fight Ricardo Lamas at UFC 162. The last time we saw TKZ he was in the fight of the night and won submission...

Video: Dana White UFC 161 Post-Fight Media Scrum

UFC President Dana White spoke with members of the media on Saturday night after the post-fight press conference to discuss a variety of interesting topics including Anthony Pettis, what’s next for Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson, Jon Jones in Toronto and much more.  Watch the pre-fight media scrum below:

The Ultimate Fighter 18

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Dana White’s reaction to the Fitch/Burkman fight was pretty interesting.

No bashing, no snide remarks, just a simple observation full of respect to Josh Burkman and cutting down Mazzagatti. Ok, so it wasn’t a completely vitriol-free tweet, Mazzagatti took one on the chin, but what matters here is the fact that Dana was giving respect to the fighters, that’s something I’m happy about. And let’s be honest here, Mazzagatti was just standing there...

Dana White Feels No Vindication Following Jon Fitch’s Defeat

Most thought UFC president Dana White couldn’t wait to cut Jon Fitch (pictured) after he was dominated by Demian Maia at UFC 156 because White was still holding a grudge against Fitch for their video game beef not too many moons ago. However, White claimed it was strictly a business decision to release the former welterweight top contender since the 35-year-old had entered ...

UFC Prez Dana White Rips MMA Ref Steve Mazzagatti in Profanity Laced Tirade

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Dana White on Roy Nelson: ‘Somebody’s Not Telling the Truth’

If UFC 161 marked Roy Nelson’s (pictured) Octagon finale, he sure went out with a bang. Unfortunately for “Big Country,” he was the one who got blasted by Stipe Miocic. The good news for Nelson is that he set a UFC record on Saturday. The bad news is it was because he is now the only man to endure 437 significant strikes without being knocked out. However, it appears Nelson’s...

The UFC’s Million-Dollar Female Star

Ronda Rousey is the first female UFC champ and highest paid female UFC fighter — a milestone in athletics and sponsorships for female MMA. It wasn’t too long ago that UFC President Dana White said women would never fight in the UFC. Dana is now eating his words as Ronda pulls in a new fan base to the most expensive ticket in sports — 40% of UFC tickets are now being bought...

Despite loss at UFC 161 and plenty of fighting with the boss, Dana White wants Roy Nelson back.

Last night Roy Nelson set a UFC record for the most punches absorbed without ever being TKOd or KOd. That’s absolutely wild considering Nelson’s relatively short time in the Octagon. Nelson has taken 487 punches to the head and now, it must be said, maybe it’s affected his decision making progress. Apparently Roy turned down Dana White and Joe Silva’s offer of a newer, more...

UFC 164: Henderson vs. Grant Tickets on Sale Friday, June 21st

The UFC formally announced today that lightweight champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson will defend his title against dangerous Canadian No. 1 contender TJ Grant in the main event of UFC 164 on August 31. “We’re celebrating the Harley Davidson 110th anniversary in Milwaukee with the lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and TJ Grant, who’s won five straight...
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