UFC News: Dana White Says Anthony Pettis Injured His Knee In His Title Win Against Benson Henderson

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis called out UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo after his win over Benson Henderson at UFC 164 last night. It looks like the brakes need to be pumped a little bit on that for now.

During the UFC 164 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White said that Pettis’s knee popped during the fight.

“Anthony’s knee popped in the fight,” White said. “So I don’t know what’s going to happen. No sense in even talking about another fight right now.”

Pettis had a limp while walking to the stage and told reporters how the knee actually popped out and stated he will get the knee looked it in the coming days.

“Henderson threw a kick and I went to check with my left leg, and he hit like right in the crook in the knee,” Pettis said. “I felt it go back and forth and I stepped on it, it was hurting a lit bit, when he had me against the cage I was going to put my leg down because it was starting to lock up. I’m not sure what happened yet, I’ll get an MRI. We’ll see what happens.”

The lightweight champion and Aldo were supposed to battle at UFC 163 on August 3, but Pettis had to bow out of the fight due hurting his LCL in his right knee. After the injury occurred and the bout had to scrapped, Aldo’s coach said that Pettis faked the injury to get out of the fight. Pettis stated though, he would love to fight Aldo.

“I’m here to prove I’m the best in the world,” Pettis said. “Anybody around my weight class who’s contemplating coming to 155 or even at 145. His coach said I faked an injury. I would never fake an injury, I’m not afraid to fight anybody. That’s what this was all about. If he wants to fight me, let’s make it happen.”

We will provide with an update on Anthony Pettis’ injury when the information becomes available to us.

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – August 8, 2013

Brian and Steve get caught up on the latest in MMA including a look back at UFC 163, Chael Sonnen’s licensing issues in Boston for his upcoming fight against ‘Shogun’ Rua, Bjorn Rebney’s recent comments directed at Sonnen and UFC, Ronda Rousey possibly adding on another movie role and her future in MMA, Dominick Cruz’s comeback and more.

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Video: Countdown to UFC 163

UFC 163 takes place tonight from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event will feature UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title against Chan Sung Jung. Also, the co-main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida squaring off with Phil Davis.

Check out the full episode of the show, “Countdown to UFC 163″, as the show previews the co-main and main event of tonight’s UFC 163.

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – August 2, 2013

Brian and Steve talk about Tito Ortiz signing with Bellator MMA and coming out of retirement to face Rampage Jackson on Bellator’s first pay-per-view on November 2, the interest in the fight, both fighters also going into wrestling with TNA, cross-promotion between the two companies, the UFC world tour, Chael Sonnen and Victor Belfort talking fight, UFC 163 on Saturday night and more.

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Video: UFC 163 Weigh-Ins Live Starting At 3 P.M. ET

UFC 163 takes place tomorrow night at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janiero, Brazil with the main event of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title against Chan Sung Jung. In the co-main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida squares off against Phil Davis in light heavyweight action.

The weigh-ins for UFC 163 take place today at the HSBC Arena, with the fighters tipping the scales starting at 3 p.m. ET.

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Video: UFC 163 Press Conference

The UFC returns to pay-per-view as UFC 163 takes place on Saturday night from the HSBC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event will feature UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his title against Chan Sung Jung with the co-main event featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida facing off with Phil Davis.

Earlier today the UFC 163 press conference took place featuring Aldo, Jung, Machida, Davis, Cezar Ferreira, Thiago Santos, John Lineker and Jose Maria.

Watch the complete press conference featuring these fighters competing at UFC 163.

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Brian Stann Filling In For Joe Rogan To Do Commentary At UFC 163

It didn’t take Brian Stann long to find gigs outside of fighting.

It was announced last night on “UFC Tonight”, on Fuel TV that Brian Stann will be filling in for Joe Rogan to do color commentary alongside Mike Goldberg at UFC 163 next Saturday night.

UFC 163 will be taking place at the HSBC in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, with the card being headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title against Chan Sung Jung.

Brian Stann called it quits a few weeks back after his fight of the year candidate loss against Wanderlei Silva in March. It was also announced a few weeks back that Stann will apart of the Fox Sports South team commentating for the Atlantic Coast Conference during college football season.

Stann has been apart of the Fox Sports team since the UFC started on Fox in 2012 doing analysis for the UFC on Fox and Fuel shows whether it was a pre or post-fight show.

No reason was given as to why Rogan will not be able to commentate at UFC 163.

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