UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis tears PCL, Out 7-8 Months


UFC Lightweight Champion, Anthony Pettis, originally injured his knee against Ben Henderson at UFC 164 when he won the Lightweight title.  While training for his first title defense vs. Josh Thompson, he completely tore his PCL and will require surgery.  Dana White spoke about the injury:

“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…he’s definitely going to need surgery.  He’ll be out for four to six months.  It’s just one of those things. Gotta get him healed here and see what happens.”

Pettis is an exciting fighter, so hopefully he will be able to make a full recovery.

H/T: BJ Penn