Just as talks started for an upcoming match-up between Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis for title contention in the lightweight division, we hear the mournful news that Pettis has been rushed to the hospital with a case of staph this morning. Though Pettis’ manager Daniel Roberts does not feel it is severe, unattended – staph infection can be fatal.

Pettis was admitted for care at a Milwaukee area hospital on Monday after a staph infection was discovered in his elbow.

Pettis’ manager Mike Roberts confirmed the news to MMAWeekly on Monday. Inside MMA first reported the information.

According to Roberts, Pettis was admitted after the discovery of the staph infection was made, and he immediately went in for treatment. Pettis’ manager did say however they don’t expect the infection to be anything serious, but he was admitted as a precaution.

As seen with former Strikeforce champ Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, staph has the propensity to spread unknowingly and can take months to recover. Lawal is reportedly still dealing with healing from the infection months later.