The recently completed card for November's "WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo" will once again need a little attention.
(www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that Roufusport fighter Anthony Pettis (7-0 MMA, 1-0 WEC) has been forced to withdraw from the event due to an undisclosed injury, leaving Rob McCullough (17-5 MMA, 8-3 WEC) without an opponent.
Featuring a featherweight title fight between current champ Mike Brown and top challenger Jose Aldo, WEC 44 takes place Nov. 18 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Pettis made his WEC debut in June, submitting Mike Campbell in the first round of an aggressive, fast-paced contest. A timetable for "Showtime's" return wasn't immediately known.
McCullough will now wait to see who he will face on the Versus-televised event. "Razor" Rob most recently appeared in a split-decision win over Marcus Hicks in March. The former WEC lightweight champion has been expected to appear on the evening's main card, though the status of television slot is currently unknown.
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(Pictured: Rob McCullough)