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Anthony Pettis avoids surgery after finding out right hand not broken after all

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A little over a week after a disappointing loss in Toronto, Anthony Pettis has received some good news.

On Tuesday, Pettis found out that his injured right wasn't broken after all, which means he won't need surgery.

Immediately following his loss to Max Holloway at UFC 206, Pettis was told he broke the hand early in the fight and had to go under the knife, however, after the swelling went down, Pettis got an MRI, which revealed the good news.

According to his team, Pettis is now going to take some time off to regroup. He announced immediately after the interim featherweight title fight that he would be moving back up to lightweight in 2017.