The standout lightweight fighter was originally scheduled to face Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title. However, after an injury, the Milwaukee based athlete was forced to withdraw.
On the advice of his doctors, Pettis was optimistic of a fast turnaround time and started campaigning for a rematch with Benson Henderson in place of TJ Grant at UFC 164.
The UFC’s approved medical practitioners disagreed with the first diagnosis the fighter received and as such, have put him out at least six-weeks.
This makes all hopes of his participation at UFC 164 impossible.