|Sakara=Excitement ||02-02-2013 11:05 PM |
Anthony Pettis wants FW Champion "very badly", willing to drop to 145
UFC 156 results: Dana White says Anthony Pettis wants to fight Jose Aldo at featherweight - Bloody Elbow
Jose Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar tonight at UFC 156 to defend his UFC featherweight title, and while it close, it was convincing. Convincing enough that UFC president Dana White is not considering a rematch. So, that leaves the obvious question - who does Aldo defend his title against next?
When White and Aldo were asked about Aldo possibly moving to lightweight at the UFC 156 post-fight press conference, Aldo said it was up to White and the UFC. But White said there he had just found out a great possible challenger for Aldo at featherweight.
And that challenger would be current lightweight Anthony Pettis (16-2, 1 NC).
White stated that he received a text from Pettis saying that he "badly wanted" to fight Aldo, and he'd be willing to drop to 145 pounds to take that fight. White continued, saying that he had just found out about it 10 minutes ago and he would have to talk to Aldo's people about it and figure it all out, but he definitely sounded like something he was interested in doing.
When Ado was asked about it said it would be an interesting fight and that he welcomes it.
The former WEC lightweight champion is coming off a big first-round TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox 6, and has won three fights in a row. His striking is formidable and he would be a tough challenge for Aldo. And it's something that a lot of fans are probably interested in seeing as well.
|trustkill ||02-02-2013 11:09 PM |
I want to see this shit. Pettis is smart, in that if he drops down to FW now, he'll have plenty of time to go back up to LW and possibly become a 2-division champion.
|mmawolverine ||02-02-2013 11:11 PM |
it definitely the biggest fight they could make at 145, lamas should fight poirier maybe zombie vs cub while koch faces edgar
|MetallicKnight3X ||02-02-2013 11:21 PM |
That's a fight right there. If Pettis doesn't kill his gas with the weight cut and Aldo does what he does, gas past the 3rd. I could see Pettis taking him out. Aldo's slowing down in the later rounds will catch up to him sooner or later.
|TheDoucheyWun ||02-02-2013 11:29 PM |
Very very bullshit if this happens IMO that would make 3/4 Aldo's last defenses against guy's coming down from 155 who hadn't rightfully earned their shot when there happens to be a fairly decent group of 145 contenders that have earned their shot/rematch.
|initial_zen ||02-03-2013 02:13 AM |
What happened to the korean zombie?
|TBEAR ||02-03-2013 05:16 AM |
I would want no part of Aldo and those leg kicks. Damn hard kicks. Maybe the best leg kicker in MMA
|optimusjoel ||02-03-2013 05:48 AM |
That's an interesting match up, how many leg kicks would Pettis be able to take and still be able to throw out his kick heavy strikes.
|W.Silva>C.Norris ||02-03-2013 06:57 AM |
Id rather see pettis vs bendo rematch then pettis vs aldo. Not to mention 145 has plenty of solid contenders right now.. They dont need to be cherry picking opponents out of other divisions for Aldo.
|MIZjitsZOU ||02-03-2013 07:18 AM |
Would be a killer fun matchup. Two great strikers. Not sure who I would favor in that.
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