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UFC Lightweight Anthony Pettis Hospitalized With Staph Infection


(Who caught staph from who?)

MMA Weekly reports that UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis was admitted to a Milwaukee-area hospital after it was discovered that he had a staph infection in his elbow. Pettis’s manager Mike Roberts stated that the infection isn’t expected to be serious, but “Showtime” was hospitalized as a precaution.

Pettis, who had to undergo shoulder surgery earlier this year on the same arm, is still expected to fight Donald Cerrone in potential #1 lightweight contender’s bout in January. Hopefully Pettis’s infection was caught early enough to not cause further complication. Untreated, staph infections can be life threatening. The infections are common among wrestlers and fighters, who spend lots of time on mats which can be petri dishes for bacteria and viruses.

We’ll keep you posted on Pettis’s health as developments are made public. After the jump, check out a healthy Pettis kick ass in a career highlight video.

- Elias Cepeda

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Alan K- October 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm
Michael Vick thinks he should fight that dog.
Mr_Misanthropy- October 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm
'Sup dog?
mma4ever- October 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm
I hope anthony can get by this so he can take care of the cowboy which will allow him to take the belt from the meanest mug on the planet ..senoir diaz
Fried Taco- October 23, 2012 at 11:55 am
Pitbulls cause staph, it's true, I read it on the internet.
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