Anthony Pettis Probably Won't Fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 150

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Mike Roberts, the manager for former WEC champion Anthony Pettis, told that his fighter would not be ready to return from shoulder surgery before September. This puts the odds of a Pettis-Donald Cerrone bout happening in August at UFC 150 as highly-unlikely.

Pettis has surgery earlier this year to fix an issues with his shoulder, and has a target return date of late in the summer. Cerrone, who earned a win over Jeremy Stephens this past weekend, said he would like to fight in Denver at UFC 150, and thought "Showtime" would make a perfect foe.

Roberts added that Pettis is still hoping for a match with Nate Diaz to confirm the No. 1 contender in the UFC's lightweight division. Diaz has said he will hold on to his status as the next championship-fighter while Benson Henderson defends the crown against Frankie Edgar.

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