News of the surgery was made during last Tuesday night’s episode of “UFC Tonight” by UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen, who appears on the program as a guest analyst.
Sonnen updated fans on Pettis current plans, putting to bed rumors that ‘Showtime’ would drop down to 145-lbs for a possible match with UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo.
“To bring you up to speed, Mr. Pettis is going to go in for some surgery — he’s going to be out for about eight weeks. He’s going to make a comeback and it will be at 155 [pounds].”
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Pettis is coming off a huge first round knockout of Joe Lauzon last month in Japan. The two squared off on the main card of the pay-per-view event, with Pettis scoring a knockout headkick at 1:21 of the first round.
The victory was ‘Showtime’s’ second in a row after earning a split decision over Jeremy Stephens last October.