Anthony Pettis forced out of WEC 44, Rob McCullough's new opponent uncertain

The recently completed card for November's "WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo" will once again need a little attention. ( 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)

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a99223 on Oct 21, 2009 at 7:04 am ET
Chris Horodecki~~

Beathisfacein on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:02 am ET
+10000000 = Why the hell is no one picking this kid up? He was wicked in the IFL, and now has become well-rounded and finished his last fight with a sub. He would probably smash Razor but I think they might train together at Xtreme Couture

AgoniesCreep on Oct 21, 2009 at 8:19 am ET
Razor Rob Rocks!

BigPappa on Oct 21, 2009 at 9:05 am ET
good thing is that this fight is 1-month away... and that should give guys time to prepare.
Prepare of one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA.  Ouch.

Delocated on Oct 21, 2009 at 9:27 am ET
Razor Rob's striking is above average but very over rated IMO.
Rich Crunkilton fought a stupid fight and most of the other guys he KOed
like Olaf were tomato cans.
As soon as this guy stepped up the competition he's looked ordinary or got his ass kicked.
Good to see this cocky SOB brought back down to earth.

mmFNa on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:21 am ET
Damn i was really looking forward to this one Pettis is sick!!!!!!! oh well im sure razor willl entertian either way. His opponent better bring his A-game

Gibbs101 on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:43 am ET
I like Razor Rob but that fight with marcus hicks was horrible!!! I watched there at the stadium and i litterally was bored out of my mind. No ground fighting and when they where standing they maybe 3 punchs per round total

DonKeyKongKO on Oct 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm ET
Is that Dick Delaware's brother?

BASIX on Oct 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm ET
Have him fight Kit Cope again... jk.

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