UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis Hit with Staph Infection, Hopes for Quick Hospital Release



Anthony Pettis was taken to the hospital on Monday for precautionary reasons after discovering a staph infection in his elbow, but the fighter hopes he will be released today.

Sherdog.com confirmed the information with Pettis’ manager, Mike Roberts, on Tuesday. AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” first reported the development.

Pettis, 25, has won six of his last seven fights. The Roufusport product outpointed current UFC lightweight king Benson Henderson to become the final World Extreme Cagefighting 155-pound champion prior to the UFC absorbing the organization last year.

Pettis made his UFC debut against Clay Guida in June 2011, dropping a unanimous decision to “The Carpenter” at “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 13 finale. Pettis rebounded from the defeat to take a split nod from Jeremy Stephens just over one year ago and then extended his winning streak to two fights with a first-round knockout of Joe Lauzon this past February at UFC 144. Pettis has stopped 12 of his 15 victims during his five years as a professional, recording six victories by way of knockout.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 13 days ago
  • 1788 views

She's wearing 4 oz. gloves but the critics are already circling the oft-injured champ. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 40 views

Anthony Johnson talks about his stunningly quick finish of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and then puts the entire UFC light heavyweight division on notice. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 155 views

After an action-packed UFC on FOX 12 event over the weekend (Sat., July 26, 2014) in San Jose, California, plenty of fighters are still feeling the buzz; however, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is likely s read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 287 views

Striking coach Henri Hooft saw something different in UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s eyes when he walked into the octagon after Anthony Johnson’s 44-second knockout of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at this pa read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 522 views

No wonder Anthony Johnson wants to fight him. It's easy to understand why a fighter like Luke Rockhold can't get past his knockout loss to Vitor Belfort, but I still can't figure out why Alistair Ove read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 1426 views

He was really asking for it, too. No, seriously. Chalk this up to bad timing, bad humor, or maybe a little bit of both. With the way domestic violence has been dominating the mixed martial arts (MMA) read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC lightweight competitor Jorge Masvidal doubts Bobby Green’s in-cage antics will affect him in the slightest during their feature fight on the UFC 178 card. While Bobby Green managed to summon his read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant, whose title hopes were delayed when he suffered a concussion during a 2013 training session, could return to the cage as soon as this fall.Filed under: MMA Rumor read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

And beating Donald Cerrone next month is Las Vegas would certainly be a step in the right direction. "I want the title. And I'm willing to fight whoever I have to fight and willing to prove whatever read news >>