We had reported last week that UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was still battling a bum knee and wouldn’t be able to headline UFC on Fox 9 against Josh Thomson. After seeing a few doctors, “UFC Tonight” reported that Pettis will have knee surgery to repair a torn PCL in his left knee.
The lightweight champion suffered the injury in his title win over Benson Henderson at UFC 164 in August. Pettis at first tried to rehab it, then after he went back to training for the Thomson fight, he hurt it again. “Showtime” will have surgery on December 12th out in Los Angeles. A timetable for how long Pettis will be out is unknown, but the normal time to come back from a PCL surgery is six to nine months.
Pettis told the show that he plans to be back by the summertime of 2014. When do you think Pettis will return to the company?