Found November 11, 2013 on MMA PRIME:
PLAYERS: Anthony Pettis
The below statement was issued via the official website for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  The new lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis was set to make his first UFC title defense against top contender and former StrikeForce Champion Josh Punk Thomson, but that has been cancelled as of now.  Anthony Pettis recently earned the title with an […]

Anthony Pettis Suffers Knee Injury But It Won’t Keep Him Out Of Josh Thompson Title Fight

 UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (17-2) recently suffered a knee injury, according to UFC President Dana White, who spoke to FOX Sports following the end of UFC Fight Night 32.Although Dana did not reveal the specifics of the injury, or indeed which knee had been injured, he quickly ended any fears of Pettis being unable to defend his belt against Josh Thompson (20-5, 1nc...

Pettis injured, but title fight still on

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...

Anthony Pettis out of the Josh Thomson fight with injured knee

At this rate, you have to wonder if this reoccuring knee injury is going to slow down the hyper-athletic Anthony Pettis as he grows older into his career. I’m calling it now, his brother Sergio is going to go on to do bigger and better things than Anthony. I don’t know why, but I just have the weird feeling. Kind of like the feeling I had before Belfort/Hendo.   So the Anthony...

UFC Champ Anthony Pettis Injures Knee, Josh Thomson Fight Not in Jeopardy

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 late Saturday night. “He’s going to fight,” White told the website. “For sure.” According to White, Pettis...

Pettis out of Thomson match

It was less than 24 hours ago when rumor started leaking out that Anthony Pettis was injured. Asked about it, UFC president Dana White told FOX Sports on Saturday night that Pettis had seen a doctor recently but was still going to fight Josh Thomson "for sure." So much for a sure thing. Pettis has now been ruled out due to the same knee injury, scratching the UFC lightweight...

Diaz rips Pettis for delaying fight

Thank goodness we still have one Diaz brother in the UFC. Nate Diaz took to Twitter on Monday to rip Anthony Pettis, calling the UFC lightweight champion a coward in a 209 kind of way. ******** outta everyother fight now ?wonder what that's like? #urpayingthesep*ssys -- Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) November 11, 2013 "******** outta every other fight now?" Diaz wrote...

Anthony Pettis Suffers Knee Injury, Out Of UFC On Fox 9 Main Event

Anthony Pettis will have to wait on making his first title defense as UFC lightweight champion. It was announced on “Fox Sports Live” on Fox Sports 1 that Pettis has suffered a knee injury and is out of his UFC on Fox 9 main event fight with Josh Thomson. Pettis won the lightweight title against Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in August. The Wisconsin native was originally was supposed...

Johnson vs Benavidez Title Fight Moved To UFC On Fox 9 Following Injury To Pettis

 Although yesterday it was reported that a knee injury would not keep Anthony Pettis (17-2) out of his lightweight title defence against Josh Thompson (20-5, 1nc) at UFC on Fox 9, UFC officials have now confirmed that the bout has indeed been postponed and that the flyweight title contest between Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) and Joseph Benavidez (19-3) has now been moved from the...

Gastelum, Varner off UFC On FOX 9

Just 24 hours after original UFC On FOX 9 headliner Anthony Pettis was ruled out by knee problems , the card has more unfortunate news. Welterweight Kelvin Gastelum and lightweight Jamie Varner have also both been forced to withdraw from the show due to various injuries. Gastelum had been scheduled to face Court McGee in a battle of former Ultimate Fighter season winners. However...

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson Postponed, Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez Now Headlines UFC on FOX 9

So, remember last night when UFC president Dana White told that UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ (pictured) recent knee injury wouldn’t force him to postpone his December 14 title fight against Josh Thomson? Yeah, about that… On Sunday night, “Fox Sports Live” reported Pettis will in fact have to withdraw from the scrap. Now that UFC on FOX 9 is without...

Kelvin Gastelum & Jamie Varner Out Of UFC on Fox 9 Event With Injuries

 Only shortly after it was revealed that Anthony Pettis (17-2) would no longer defend his lightweight title against Josh Thompson (20-5, 1nc) at UFC on Fox 9 the injury bug struck again with MMAJunkie reporting that both Kelvin Gastelum (7-0, pictured) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1, 2nc) are out of their respective bouts with Court McGee (16-3) and Pat Healy (31-16, 1nc).The details...
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