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Thursday, 11/28/2013, 08:40 am

Coach: Anthony Pettis Won’t Fight For 8 More Months


“The injury occurred in the title fight in Milwaukee against Benson Henderson. Anthony checked a low kick and the kick slid up and popped his knee. He did some rehab and recovery after the fight, and it looked like that was going to be enough and he was on pace to recover. Unfortunately he took another kick [in practice] in that same position and it really started bothering him.

Dana White flew him out to Las Vegas to get checked out. He just left Los Angeles yesterday and he’s going to be out six months. He’s going to be getting patella surgery December 12.

…It will be three months until we can get active doing certain things. I would say safely, an eight month window until he can fight.”

Bad news for Pettis fans came out today following the release of this exclusive interview with Roufus Sport founder, Duke Roufus.

MMAMania.com’s Steve Borchardt, got Roufus to spill the beans on the UFC champs injury and according to his assesment, Pettis will be out 8 more months!

Interim title or no?

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