Pettis Injured, Off FOX Card

Anthony Pettis was slated to fight Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16, but instead Jury will fight Edson Barboza in Chicago on July 25. Reported initially on Fox Sports 1, the recent lightweight champion Pettis will have to wait a little while longer to get back in the win column. The injury itself was unspecified, but many believe the injury has something to do with the broken orbital Pettis sustained in his last fight, a championship loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March.

Just one week ago, Pettis went after a recently injured Khabib Nurmagomedov, and many thought the Russian would react to the news of an injured Pettis. Instead, Khabib took the high road and wished the former champion a speedy recovery. The last laugh instead belonged to the ever-quotable Nate Diaz


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