Pettis out six weeks with knee injury

Thursday, June 20, 2013

When Anthony Pettis originally had to remove himself from the UFC 163 card, he had hoped he would only be out three weeks. However, after visiting the UFC’s approved doctor in Vegas, it looks like it may be a little while longer until Pettis can return to action:

Any hope Anthony Pettis had of fighting Benson Henderson at UFC 164 was squashed on Wednesday.

Pettis met with a UFC-approved doctor in Las Vegas who informed him that his torn meniscus injury will require him to sit out for six weeks, UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com after ESPN.com first reported it. Pettis originally believed he would return to full-strength in half that time.

The good news for Pettis is that he does not require surgery to fix his injured knee.

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