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11/13/13 11:48 PM
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Yesterday UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis revealed he had torn the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee. This is the very same knee he injured in his last fight in August where he won the title from then-champion Ben Henderson.

The PCL partially tore in August, and Pettis complied with his doctor's order to rest it for six to eight weeks. Unfortunately, his very first day back in training, Pettis checked a kick and completely tore the same ligament.

Pettis consulted three doctors and received contradictory prescriptions, and said he was seeking out a fourth opinion. If that doctor recommended surgery, Pettis was going to go through with it.

At today's UFC 167 media event UFC president Dana White said that Pettis would in fact undergo surgery to repair his torn PCL. White says that Pettis will be out for up to eight months. The December 14 fight with Josh Thomson is of course cancelled; no announcement was made about who Thomson might face, if anyone.

There will be no interim title in the meantime.


11/13/13 11:50 PM
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Again wtf? Phone Post 3.0
11/13/13 11:50 PM
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shit..

11/13/13 11:53 PM
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Should do a lil tourny for the interim strap Phone Post 3.0
11/14/13 12:04 AM
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Dominick Cruz would be proud Phone Post 3.0
11/14/13 12:04 AM
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Lil Nog would also be proud Phone Post 3.0
11/14/13 12:06 AM
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Petey my knee
11/14/13 12:18 AM
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Fucking dipshit doctors. Phone Post 3.0
11/14/13 12:20 AM
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I hope they do TJ Grant vs Josh Thomson in February, maybe on UFC 170.

11/14/13 12:21 AM
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This is one of the reasons I was hoping Ben would retain the belt...

Seriously, go ahead and bet on an interim match having to be set up because I bet it will be longer than 6 months.
11/14/13 1:05 AM
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THIS SUCKS. Such a shame as he's so fun to watch, would hate to see him plagued by injuries during his prime.

11/14/13 1:11 AM
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Ahhh shucks. The injury bug of 2014 started early. Hopefully I am completely wrong, but Pettis might be the next Cruz for the Lightweight division.

11/14/13 1:15 AM
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Ugh.... Phone Post 3.0
11/14/13 1:29 AM
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Wonder if this will be the story of his career. Phone Post 3.0
11/14/13 1:56 AM
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I have a partially torn Pcl. The orthopedic specialist I met with told me he highly recommended against surgery as it's much more difficult to do compared to acl surgeries (which happen more often, get treated more often and have tears in areas easier to get to).

Curious as to what route pettis will take with this and if he can bounce back. Phone Post 3.0

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