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.
BREAKING NEWS – @showtimepettis hospitalized with an infection in his elbow in the same arm as his surgically repaired shoulder
— Inside MMA (@InsideMMAaxstv) October 23, 2012
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.