Anthony Pettis' injury rehab continues, and it apparently continues to frustrate, as well.
The UFC lightweight has been sidelined since a February win over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144, but scheduled surgery following that bout. The presumed next fight for "Showtime" will come against Donald Cerrone.
But on Tuesday, Pettis may have triggered a few panic buttons when he tweeted his aggravation with the rehab process.
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Anthony Pettis will defend his UFC lightweight title December 6 against top contender Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181.
The fight will be Pettis' first title defense. For that matter, it's the first bout of any kind for "Showtime" since he won the belt from Benson Henderson last August at UFC 164.
Pettis himself broke the news Monday while a guest on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani. "December 6 is going to be the date of my next fight; it'll be out here in Vegas," Pettis said. "I got w read news >>
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Doctors told UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis to expect being out for six to eight months, but he told UFC Tonight he is targeting a Fourth of July weekend return. read news >>
UFC on Fox 6 Play-by-Play: Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone read news >>
A heated showdown is headed to Chi-Town on Jan 26 as Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone finally faces off with former WEC champion Anthony Pettis. read news >>
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will return from injury and defend his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, UFC President Dana White announced on Saturday. read news >>
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis discussed his time on the sidelines recovering from a PCL injury, as well as his upcoming title fight against Gilbert Melendez. Anthony Pettis may not feel the urge to endlessly defend himself on twitter but he does admit that the recent criticism directed at him has certainly gotten on his nerves.
The UFC lightweight champion has been out of action for the better part of the last year since defeating Benson Henderson via submission to win the championship read news >>
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Anthony Pettis will return to the octagon to defend his UFC lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez in December.
Anthony Pettis will return to UFC action this December on what could be a massive card.
The UFC lightweight champion announced on yesterday's edition of The MMA Hour that he will be facing Gilbert Melendez on December 6 in Las Vegas. That event, which appears as though it will be UFC 181, still doesn't have a venue set as of now.
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Miller becomes the latest lightweight to voice his displeasure at the lack of title fights in the 155-pound weight class. Lorenzo Fertitta, you have Jim Miller on line one.
Much has been made about the lack of title defenses in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight division due to fact that Anthony Pettis has been on the sidelines with a knee injury.
After former division kingpin Ben Henderson voiced his displeasure with the lack of title defenses since he lost the title to "Showt read news >>
The UFC’s September return to Connecticut continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Al Iaquinta is set to meet Rodrigo Damm at UFC Fight Night 50.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
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Originally expected to return in July, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will now compete in December.
That's how long it will take Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to make his first title defense, thanks to an untimely knee injury, which was followed up by a coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 20.
There's a reason Josh Thomson is sick to his stomach.
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