According to UFC President Dana White, Anthony Pettis has sustained a knee injury, however he is still expected to defend his UFC lightweight championship in December.
Anthony Pettis injured, but still expected to defend UFC lightweight title in December
White told FOX Sports on Saturday night that Pettis suffered a minor knee injury and has spent the past couple of days in Las Vegas with Dr. Steven Sanders, an orthopedist at Bone & Joint Specialists.
White told FOX’s Mike Chiappetta, “He’s going to fight, for sure.”
“Showtime” won the UFC lightweight belt at UFC 164 in August, when he secured a tight armbar to force Benson Henderson to tap out.
Pettis is expected to take on Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 9 on December 14 in Sacramento, California.
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