Anthony Pettis Sent To Hospital With Staph Infection

Anthony Pettis, who has been rehabbing from shoulder surgery for several months, was forced to the hospital Monday night with a Staph infection, according to Inside MMA.

Pettis, a former WEC champion, had surgery following a win over Joe Lauzon. The infection is not expected to cause any serious side effects.

“Showtime” is scheduled to meet Donald Cerrone in a key lightweight tilt early in 2013 that could help create a new No. 1 contender in the division.

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UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
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