Anthony Pettis Requires Surgery Due To Torn PCL, Could Be Out For Up To 6 Months

After his first lightweight title defense against Josh Thompson was postponed due to injury, Pettis knew he would probably face some time off in order to heal his injured knee alot more time then was originally expected it seems.

According to a report on UFC Tonight, “Showtime” could be sidelined for up to six months if the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury he suffered during his title-winning fight at UFC 164 against Ben Henderson – the PCL which he then completely tore during training – requires surgery.

“He partially tore his PCL when he fought Ben Henderson. He’s completely tore his PCL in training recently. He’s gone to see three different doctors and he’s still going to see one more to determine if he needs surgery. If he doesn’t, he’ll be out for eight weeks, but if he does, he’ll be out for four to six months. He could be out for a long time.”

UFC President Dana White had this to say on Pettis’ injury:

“He’s definitely going to need surgery. It’s just one of those things. Gotta get him healed here and see what happens.”

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