Anthony Pettis was originally supposed to defend his title his Saturday at the UFC on FOX 10, until an injury sidelined the UFC champion. Pettis is recovering well and now has a timeline for a potential return:
Pettis is apparently shooting for the six-month – or even less – end of that spectrum.
“The doctor said six to eight months, so I’m hoping six months,” Pettis told UFC Tonight shortly after the surgery, and then touched base with them again on Wednesday night to reiterate that he wants to fight in July.
Pettis told UFC Tonight that his knee rehab is going great and that he intends to return in July. His manager, Mike Roberts, added that they want to fight on the UFC’s annual Fourth of July weekend event on July 5.
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