Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 6/16/13
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 UF...
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