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    PCL Tear Could Keep Anthony Pettis out for Up to 6 Months with Surgery



    UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis is no stranger to injury, spending the majority of 2012 rehabbing various nagging pains.

    Now, with news that his UFC on FOX 9 title defense against Josh Thomson was postponed, it seemed Pettis would have to take another break. The full extent of this injury wasn’t yet known, however, as most thought it would be a quick turnaround after a brief break.

    Instead, Pettis could be out for up to six months if surgery on a torn PCL is deemed necessary. Knee injuries are often the bane of an athlete’s career as is the case with Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, both of whom received a revolutionary treatment to correct the problem.

    Taking his place in the main event will be Demetrious Johnson as he defends his flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez in a rematch of their flyweight tournament finale.

    Dr. Jon Gelber Weighs In:

    PCL tears are a somewhat rare injury in sports, but seem to be more common in MMA and wrestling since guys often shoot-in to their opponent. This can cause what’s called a “dashboard” injury where the shinbone (tibia) is driven backwards causing damage to the posterior ligament of the knee (PCL). The vast majority can be treated without surgery with rest for only a few weeks at most. However, if more than one knee ligament is torn or there is a lot of instability, then surgery may be an option to reconstruct the PCL with a graft.
    Dana White: Anthony Pettis torn PCL 'definitely' requires surgery, could face six-month UFC sit



    A torn PCL could potentially bench UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for up to six months if surgery is needed to correct the issue.

    After his first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title defense against Josh Thomson was postponed due to injury, Anthony Pettis will now play the waiting game to see just how long he'll be out of action.

    And it could be for a very long time.

    According to a report on UFC Tonight, "Showtime" could be sidelined for up to six months if the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury he suffered during his UFC 164 title fight against Ben Henderson last August, which he then completely tore during training, requires surgery.

    "He partially tore his PCL when he fought Ben Henderson. He's completely tore his PCL in training recently. He's gone to see three different doctors and he's still going to see one more to determine if he needs surgery. If he doesn't, he'll be out for eight weeks, but if he does, he'll be out for four to six months. He could be out for a long time."
    Prior to his showdown against "Smooth," Pettis suffered a knee injury which forced him out of his featherweight title fight against 145-pound division kingpin Jose Aldo. He bounced back from that setback two months later to force Henderson to tap in their lightweight title fight in the very first round in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Hopefully "Showtime" -- whose injury may have drawn the ire of Nate Diaz -- will have a quick turnaround this time, as well. UFC President Dana White, however, insists Pettis will "definitely" need surgery, according to comments he made to MMA Fighting:

    "He's definitely going to need surgery. It's just one of those things. Gotta get him healed here and see what happens."
    Thomson is not expected to wait for his return.

    In Pettis' absence, a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez has been bumped from the upcoming Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 finale and will now serve as the new UFC on FOX 9 headliner on Dec. 14, 2013, from The Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

    So, is it too early to start talking about an interim title?

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    Much too early to talk about interim title. I hope Pettis heals quickly. I hope someone beats him handily but he appears pretty darn talented so that may not ever happen.
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    Really to bad. I was looking forward to seeing him in action again, after the Henderson fight.
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    Thompson vs. grant for the number one contender shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicsunn View Post
    Thompson vs. grant for the number one contender shot.
    Just what I was about to say. Although, I don't think Thomson should have gotten then title shot in the first place.

    I don't see how Thomson even earned his shot to begin with. A single win over Nate Diaz.... pretty sad that the LW division was reduced to that. A SPLIT decision loss to Gil Melendez... Only reason Thomson got the title shot, aside from Grant's injury, was Dana thinking: "Wow, noone has ever knocked out Nate Diaz before!" And also, because them casuals know the Diaz bros.
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    I'm reading that ZUFFA may look to book a forth Gil/Thomson bout on the January FOX card, while they are waiting for Pettis to heal up given their history and caliber of fights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Just what I was about to say. Although, I don't think Thomson should have gotten then title shot in the first place.

    I don't see how Thomson even earned his shot to begin with. A single win over Nate Diaz.... pretty sad that the LW division was reduced to that. A SPLIT decision loss to Gil Melendez... Only reason Thomson got the title shot, aside from Grant's injury, was Dana thinking: "Wow, noone has ever knocked out Nate Diaz before!" And also, because them casuals know the Diaz bros.
    Thomson was more or less just in the right place at the right time he came of the KO win over Diaz with no one else able or deserving of a title shot available.

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    Anthony Pettis to undergo surgery for injured knee
    http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/11/2...r-injured-knee

    Sidelined UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will undergo surgery to repair his injured left knee, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on Wednesday's UFC Tonight.

    The decision comes on the advice of specialists following extensive deliberation since Pettis withdrew from a planned December 14 title defense against former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson earlier this month.

    Pettis, 26, suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee midway through his belt-winning performance against Benson Henderson at UFC 164. The injury is unrelated to the left knee injury that kept Pettis out of a featherweight title bout against Jose Aldo in August.

    Pettis is slated to undergo surgery on Dec. 12 in Los Angeles, CA. A timetable for his return is unknown at this time, though Pettis guarantees to be back in action by summer 2014. Depending on the severity of the injury, PCL reconstructions generally require upwards of a six to nine month recovery period.

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    Pettis: I'd have no problem fighting BJ Penn
    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...hting-BJ-Penn/


    “I think it’s going to hurt him to cut to 145,” Pettis said of the ex-champ’s impending move to featherweight opposite ex-champ Frankie Edgar. “B.J. is one of the guys that I look up to. If a fight ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him. It’s B.J. Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time. I have no problem with fighting him.”

    The question now is who has dibs. Grant was widely thought to be the first in line before UFC President Dana White said he might need to fight again before getting the title shot promised him. Aldo, Thomson, Diaz and Penn are booked. Melendez is the only one with a clear schedule.

    “I think the division needs some time to play out,” Pettis said. “When I was coming up for a title shot, there were so many No. 1 contenders I couldn’t get a title fight. Now, there’s really no clear No. 1 contenders.”

    Pettis, though, is happy the UFC decided against putting an interim title up for grabs, as they recently did in the bantamweight and welterweight divisions.

    “I don’t want any interim champ getting created,” he said. “I don’t want there to be any confusion about who’s the best in the world at 155, so my whole thing is get the surgery, move past it, and move forward.

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    Josh Thomson 'confused' over Anthony Pettis' 'pointless' knee surgery
    http://www.mmamania.com/2013/11/22/5...ee-surgery-mma

    "My focus really was the title, and it sucks that it happened the way it did, especially given that it was a PCL injury. I've gone through that same injury myself, and I fought that third fight with Gilbert with a torn PCL, which is why I'm kind of confused as to why Pettis is not fighting. I feel that it's something you can work through, and there's not very much they can do for it. I've talked to some of the best doctors and surgeons, and they've said trying to repair a PCL is kind of pointless. Rest and letting it heal is the best way to deal with it. I still fought with mine torn, and it happened the week before the fight. The most upsetting thing for me is that the title opportunity has been taken away. It's just sad. I'm just hoping I get the win over Benson and that Anthony recovers soon so we can fight."

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