UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis getting no love

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis holds his hardware at the Canadian Fighting Championship...

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis holds his hardware at the Canadian Fighting Championship gym in Winnipeg last September. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

GORDON ANDERSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:17 PM ET

After spending months on the sidelines, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has just recently returned to training at Roufusport in Milwaukee following posterior cruciate ligament surgery.

"I feel good,"Pettis told mmafighting.com. "Definitely, I wouldn't say it was 100%. I still feel like I'm second guessing the knee, but it's still fresh off. I think with two months of kicking, I'll be back to normal."

It's been 10 months since Pettis beat Benson Henderson for the title at UFC 164. Following that fight he was supposed to defend the title last December against Josh Thomson but the knee injury forced him out of that bout.

He is rumoured to be back in the ring at UFC 181 on Dec. 6.

Meanwhile all that time away from the ring has created a minor stir in the division.

Simply put, Pettis holds the title and he is expected to defend it. Being away from the ring has everybody below him, jammed at the bottleneck, waiting to get a shot at the belt.


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