In what is becoming a far-too often occurrence, Pettis withdrew from yet another fight due to injury. Sadly, “Showtime” has spent a good portion of his career on the sidelines, and fans have once again been robbed of seeing the entertaining 26-year old in action. Someone upstairs at Zuffa, and internally at RoufusSport where Pettis trains, needs to start looking into exactly why he ends up in bandages so often based on protecting the 155-pound champion’s long-term prospects. Is it a matter of working too hard in the gym? Is it a matter of the type of exercises/drills he’s doing? Is it diet? Injuries are natural in a sport as rigorous as MMA but you’d be hard-pressed to find a fighter who is as associated with being hurt than Pettis and that’s concerning.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis’ health-related woes to a Hall of Famer calling out a few peers to a quick look at this weekend’s epic lineup for UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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