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Anthony Pettis hospitalized for staph infection

Former WEC champion Anthony Pettis can’t seem to catch a break these days as far as staying healthy. The talented 25-year old has been out of action since a February knockout of Joe Lauzon due to a shoulder injury and recently suffered another setback in the form of staph infection in his elbow.

Pettis was admitted to the hospital as a result for precautionary reasons and is expected to make a full recovery.

The lightweight’s condition was first reported by Inside MMA and then confirmed in a follow-up conversation from his manager with from MMAWeekly.

Though the situation is certainly unfortunate, the 15-2 Pettis has been given plenty of time to get back to 100% before making his return to the ring. “Showtime” is expected to face Donald Cerrone in January or February where the winner will likely emerge with a title-shot in tow.