Anthony Pettis remains hospitalized for precautionary reasons following an attack of cellulitis that sparked concerns about his fighting future.
Trainer Duke Roufus on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com that he's waiting to pick the fighter up from an area hospital and estimates the two will train next week at Roufusport Academy in Milwaukee.
A proposed fight between Pettis and Donald Cerrone in January hasn't technically been booked, he said, but shouldn't be hindered by the mishap.
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While the UFC’s 155-pound division is bottlenecked until Anthony Pettis defends the belt against Gilbert Melendez in December, the war of "next" in that class has had plenty of plot twists. Reigning lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez will make Octagon debut at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 against Donald Cerrone, who has won four in a row (all finishes). The winner of that fight will have to be in consideration to take on the winner of Melendez-Pettis. Then there’s Rafael dos Anjos, who just became the first read news >>
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A knee injury UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis suffered in his title-winning fight against Benson Henderson never fully healed, his trainer today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson, Clay Guida, Frankie Edgar, Josh (...) read news >>
"The Eagle" also wants to take on Donald Cerrone in his comeback fight to silence "Cowboy" for running his mouth. Is having a high-powered striking attack enough to beat an undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter? Not according to Khabib Nurmagomedov, who says current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, is lacking in wrestling -- and defense -- to pose any kind of a threat to him or his mint MMA record (22-0, 6-0 UFC). That's why Khabib -- who considers read news >>
UFC Tonight provided an update on lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov’s knee injury and why he intends to face champion Anthony Pettis in the near future. While it is common knowledge that Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently rehabilitating a torn meniscus in his right knee, few are aware that he was trying to complete the process on his own dime in Russia. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani revealed on UFC Tonight that once UFC officials were aware of the situation, they flew the undefeated competitor to read news >>
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Watch the UFC 177 Fight Club Q&A featuring lightweight champ Anthony Pettis and bantamweight contender Urijah Faber streaming live on Friday at 5 p.m. ET. read news >>
This is how UFC lightweight Beneil Dariush illustrates his disdain for losing, which might explain why he would pass up the biggest opportunity of his career for a rematch.Filed under: Featured Videos, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>