A few days back, top featherweight contender Anthony Pettis was forced out of his highly anticipated title fight against Jose Aldo with a torn meniscus in his knee. The injury timing left Pettis with no choice but to withdraw from the match-up and allow the “Korean Zombie” Chan-Sung Jung to step in against the champ.
According to UFC President Dana White, who spoke with members of the media after the post-fight press conference, the knee injury is “not that bad” and would not impact his relevance in the UFC”s lightweight or featherweight divisions.
“Anthony Pettis came today and was telling Ariel he’s going to be ready by the end of August, which is not true,” White said. “He talked to a doctor, and the doctor said he’s out for a good six weeks and he needs a good therapist and he needs to get his knee back. That’s what a doctor said. He talked to a therapist in Milwaukee who told him three weeks. I could give a s*** what the therapist in Milwaukee thinks, I’m listening to the doctor