Newly-crowned UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis will be out of action for approximately two months with a grade 2 knee sprain. The news was first revealed by UFC President Dana White, who went on ESPN’s SportsCenter to break the news. He would later post a confirmation on twitter.
Pettis has a grade 2 sprain. Needs to rehab and will be back in 7 weeks
— Dana White (@danawhite) September 4, 2013
Pettis suffered his injury attempting to check a leg-kick from Benson Henderson. There were talks about a possible match-up with featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo but according to White, that is not the case. Pettis will face Canadian lightweight TJ Grant on his return, who won the right to challenge for the title with a KO win over Gray Maynard.