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Wednesday, 03/21/2012, 08:28 am

Pettis Opts For Surgery In Downtime, Out For 8 Weeks

Rising UFC lightweight fighter Anthony Pettis has reportedly scheduled an appointment to go under the knife and fix an undisclosed issue that has been ailing him.

It is unknown what the cause for surgery is or what injury requires repair, but “UFC Tonight” guest analyst, Chael Sonnen broke the news last night during the FUEL TV broadcast.

“To bring you up to speed, Mr. Pettis is going to go in for some surgery — he’s going to be out for about eight weeks. He’s going to make a comeback and it will be at 155,” said Sonnen.

Anthony Pettis came eerily close to getting a title shot against newly crowned champion Benson Henderson after knocking out Joe Lauzon in the first round at UFC 144. However the UFC granted a begging Frankie Edgar’s wish for a rematch, which forced the Roufus Sports fighter on the sidelines without an opponent.

With no opponent named and no return date I place, Pettis thought it wise to handle the injury in his off time.

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23 Responses to “Pettis Opts For Surgery In Downtime, Out For 8 Weeks”

  1. Xaninho says:

    Pettis keeps getting fucked since the transfer to the UFC. Dude can’t catch a break…

  2. Q says:

    Good now he can wait for diaz/miller winner

  3. Jake says:

    Agree with both of you

  4. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    If UFC is going to foot the bill then why not.



    • hahahanninen says:

      holy shit dude you just blew my mind

    • K2 says:

      Good call. That would indeed be a great fight. Barboza is fighting Dunham at the end of May so you’re talking a good 6 months before Barboza will be free for another match. All the top fighters in the division are currently booked for fights so Showtime’s either gonna have a long layoff waiting for the Bendo/Edgar rematch and recovery or find someone out of the top 10 to fight or wait for the winner of Diaz/Miller for a #1 contender bout. Although since he was suppose to get a title shot before Edgar pleaded for a rematch I don’t see why he wouldn’t just wait for that. Though that will be a long wait.

  6. Jb says:

    Dana screwed this kid since day one….. Hopefully he gets the winner of Diaz miller

  7. Coffee409 says:

    Pettis reminds me of every little punk ass gangbanger I see running around my town… Just the way he carries himself.

  8. Magoo says:

    Seems pretty laxed to me,what’s the problem?

  9. Jay says:

    Did you ever see world of Jenks?? He’s not even near a punk àss gangbanger your fatherless bastard. Go play runescape and stay off of here..

  10. GJJFan says:

    I do not blame him for disclosing the injury that is getting repaired. You don’t want a future opponent trying to target a possibly weakend area. It sounds like a scoping being done, as the recovery time is so short. Probably some bone chips, or maybe some torn material, being removed or scope-repaired.

    And agree with those that say that Pettis has gotten screwed since getting into the UFC. I beleive the loss to Guida, really screwed up his ranking for awhile. I will be glad when “Showtime” gets to fight for the gold, tho!! :-)

  11. Yogurt slinger says:

    Laughing at everyone who said Edgar is holding up the division…it’s perfect for the div and a blessing for pettis.

  12. true mma says:

    Frankie Edgar is a piece of shit clogging the toilet. After Ben flushes his ass hopefully he finally goes to 145.

  13. Yogurt slinger says:

    What are you doing with your life?

  14. Xaninho says:

    Making money and spending it all on cars, women and partying and you?

  15. Tim Martin says:

    The winner of Miller/Diaz v the winner of Maynard/Guida should determine who gets the next title shot imo. Pettis still hasn’t done enough to deserve the shot.

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