Pettis' stunningly quick defeat of Benson Henderson at UFC 164 ended up being somewhat costly to his health. Dana White told ESPN this week that Pettis sprained his right knee in that fight, an injury that will require up to eight weeks of rehab.
White also revealed that when "Showtime" is healed up, he'll make his first title defense against TJ Grant. That only seems fair considering Grant was the one who was scheduled to challenge Henderson last week, until an injury suffered in training opened the door for Pettis to take his place.
Ironically, it was Pettis' own training setback that kept him from a date to fight Aldo for his featherweight belt. Pettis called Aldo out following his recent triumph, but it appears any thoughts of a champion versus champion scenario will have to be placed on the back burner until mid-2014 at the earliest.
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