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UFC Champ Anthony Pettis Going Under the Knife in December, Plans to be Back by Summer

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently had to back out of the first planned defense of his title due to a knee injury.

Pettis had been slated to put his newly minted belt on the line against Josh Thomson in the UFC on Fox 9 main event on Dec. 14 in Sacramento. But when he aggravated his left knee in training that all changed.



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Post #1   11/21/13 2:10:08AM   

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If that timetable holds up, that's about 4 fights in three years for Pettis. That's a bummer, probably for him, as well as the fans.

Thomson-Bendo should be good though. Also can't help but wonder who Grant will face when he comes back. Maybe Nurmagomedov?

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Post #2   11/21/13 2:57:42AM   

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With the log jam right now.

One or two guys probably will lose their shot.

I do think tj will have to fight again

Post #3   11/21/13 9:42:05AM   

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I hope pettis gets over all these injuries after this surgury. it feels like we have had nothing but traffic jams in the LW division. started with BJ and edgar.

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TJ will probably end up having to fight Melendez in the meantime.

Post #5   11/21/13 1:25:11PM