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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered a knee injury, although he is still expected to participate as the headliner on the Dec. 14 UFC On FOX 9 card against challenger Josh Thomson.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to FOX Sports on Saturday after the UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson event.
"He's going to fight," White said. "For sure."
White did not specify Pettis' injury, but said Pettis has spent the last two days in Las Vegas, seeing Dr. Steven Sanders, an orthopedist at Bone & Joint Specialists. After examining Pettis, Sanders informed him that no surgery would be necessary to address his problem.
Pettis has had knee trouble before, missing a scheduled UFC 163 match with Jose Ald o. Instead, he moved to UFC 164 and defeated Ben Henderson to win the belt. It is unclear if the injury is a recurrence or something new.
The charismatic and popular 26-year-old champion is 17-2. The UFC On FOX 9 would mark his first attempted title defense. Former Strikeforce titleholder Thomson was moved into the slot after true top contender T.J. Grant was ruled out due to lingering concussion-related issues. Thomson knocked out Nate Diaz in his UFC debut in April.
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The bad news is freshly-minted UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) has suffered a knee injury. The good news is it won’t jeopardize his December 14 title bout against Josh Thomson.
UFC president Dana White confirmed Pettis’ status with FoxSports.com late Saturday night.
“He’s going to fight,” White told the website. “For sure.”
According to White, Pettis...
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So much for a sure thing.
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