Report: Anthony Pettis Sidelined For Six Weeks Due to Knee Injury
By FCF Staff
Anthony Pettis was hoping to be ready for a potential rematch with Benson Henderson at UFC 164, but the knee injury which pulled him from his UFC 163 bout with Jose Aldo, will keep him sidelined for six weeks.
According to a report from MMA Fighting.com, a UFC approved physician in Las Vegas, Nevada, has determined that Pettis will need six weeks to heal the torn meniscus in his knee. The 26 year-old fighter will not require surgery. UFC 164 is scheduled to take place August 31st in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After Pettis was forced to withdraw from UFC 163, the former WEC lightweight champ began campaigning for a rematch with Henderson, although TJ Grant has been booked for the title fight. Pettis was hopeful that his knee may only need a few weeks to recover.
White relayed recently, following UFC 161, that Pettis could fight for either the lightweight or featherweight title when he’s ready to return.
Chan Sung Jung has been tapped as a replacement for Pettis versus Aldo, and will fight the featherweight champ on August 3rd.