Pettis out 6 weeks, torn meniscus

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Any hope Anthony Pettis had of fighting Benson Henderson at UFC 164 was squashed on Wednesday.

Pettis met with a UFC-approved doctor in Las Vegas who informed him that his torn meniscus injury will require him to sit out for six weeks, UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to after first reported it. Pettis originally believed he would return to full-strength in half that time.

The good news for Pettis is that he does not require surgery to fix his injured knee.

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