As the old adage goes, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Why? Because, well, as Anthony Pettis (pictured) puts it, karma will come back and bite you in the arse.
Shortly after catching wind that Khabib Nurmagomedov suffered an injury that would force him out of his highly-anticipated UFC 187 showdown against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Pettis took to Twitter to make sure his nemesis enjoyed the taste of his own medicine.
“@TeamKhabib karma is a bitch hope that disability pays well!!!” Pettis tweeted late Wednesday night.
Prior to Pettis losing his UFC lightweight title to Rafael dos Anjos in March, Nurmagomedov petitioned to be next in line for a crack at Pettis’ throne. The confident Russian was convinced he possessed all the tools to shut down “Showtime,” but wondered aloud if yet another injury would once again force Pettis to ride the pine for another extended period.
Ironically, Nurmagomedov has been sitting the sidelines nursing a knee injury since beating dos Anjos last August. He was still hurt when he crashed Pettis’ UFC 181 post-fight press conference calling for a bout with the then-champ.
It’s unknown how long Nurmagomedov’s new, undisclosed wound will keep him out of action.
You shouldn’t kick a man when he’s down, but these bitter rivals don’t seem to have a problem pointing out the other’s propensity for be injured. And they’re both right on the injury-prone front.
Pettis has only fought twice since beating Benson Henderson in August 2013 to capture the UFC lightweight title.
Pettis looks to get back on the winning track against Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16. Assuming, of course, he stays healthy (Nurmagomedov is thinking it, I just wrote it).