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    Default Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis to fight for title in August

    Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis to fight for title in August - Mixed Martial Arts News

    Dana White @danawhite
    Aldo vs Pettis is ON!!!!!

    Dana White @danawhite
    Yes Aldo vs Pettis and it's for Aldo's UFC 145lb title

    In an interview with Tatame, Aldo clarified his stance.

    Tatame: Dana White said at the press conference after UFC 157 Saturday that you won't want to accept the fight with Anthony Pettis. Is this true or will you accept the fight?

    Jose Aldo: Nothing is signed. We are hoping for the best for us. I haven't talked to (my manager) Dede, I do not know how the case is. Not watched the event yesterday, because I was asleep, so I'm waiting. First I'll talk to Dede to learn is how the whole situation.

    Tatame: The possibility exists that the fight be refused?

    JO: This is very concerning, we do not know what is going on. It's a big fight that everyone wants to see, but first I have to talk to Dede.

    Tatame: The UFC put Frankie Edgar in a superfight against you, and now want to put Pettis. Do you agree with this "stuck queue"?

    JO: No. They created a ranking for not just that, but is not serving for nothing, because they're pulling people from other categories. This is only happening on my weight, I see it nowhere else. Everyone talks about superfights, but it never occurs in other divisions. We have to sit down and talk with the UFC to see a solution to this case. Why not put Anderson Silva against all others who are wanting to fight for years?

    Tatame: Why do you think this is occurring at featherweight?

    JO: Yeah (laughs), I do not know if there's any reason for it or not, but no matter. Whoever does not choose a champion opponent or location. We have to be ready at any time and that's what I do. I prepare to give my very best.

    Tatame: Do you think other opponents like Ricardo Lamas, before Pettis deserved this chance?

    JO: The fighter who deserves the first chance is Ricardo Lamas, because he beat Erik Koch, who was the next contender. He has earned the chance after the victory. Cub Swanson is one that is growing too large. They are athletes of the class, struggling for a long time for a place for the belt, which never arrives according to opponents of the UFC put up category. If the UFC wants a superfight, I do not see any problem. I fight whoever, but the belt has to be against Lamas or Swanson.

    Tatame: So you believe that the fight against Pettis should not rely on the title?

    JO: Not for me. As a guy will fight for the belt if he never fought in our weight? It is an injustice to others. Do not say no to me, because I'm the champion and I fight whoever comes, but it is an injustice because everyone is training, winning his fights, thinking about becoming champion. Meanwhile, someone comes up category, asks a chance and gives UFC.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    Comment once there a signing by both.

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    No way OsÚ!

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    They should get rid of the 135 and 145 division and make a 140 division. So many guys are interchangeable between 145 and 155 and then 135 and 145.

    Petits should be fighting the 155 "champ"

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    No. The UFC must become like boxing and have divisions for 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205, 205-265, 265-300, 300-400, 400-500, 500-600.

    And the same amount for women as well.

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    As exciting as this fight is gonna be i am almost equally frustrated by people getting instant title shots without winning a fight in that division.



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    Funny he said it's not happening in any other weight divisions. Yea it is buddy. Chael Sonnen ring a bell? The Diaz/GSP situation is an even bigger injustice IMO.

    As much as I agree and sympathize with his opinion, I really want to see him and Pettis fight. Plus, I don't agree with champs picking and choosing their opponents.

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    "Way to stick to your guns, Aldo..." -said nobody ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumble View Post
    Funny he said it's not happening in any other weight divisions. Yea it is buddy. Chael Sonnen ring a bell? The Diaz/GSP situation is an even bigger injustice IMO.

    As much as I agree and sympathize with his opinion, I really want to see him and Pettis fight. Plus, I don't agree with champs picking and choosing their opponents.
    Actually it's not happening in other divisions. Show me another example where a fighter from a weight class above came down for an immediate shot. (Faber might have done this at 135 actually but I'm not 100% certain he didn't have a warm-up fight befoer taking on Cruz).

    Just because the UFC is mismanaging the MW and LHW divisions doesn't mean it's ok to do that across all weight classes.

    At least Diaz has fought at 170 and had already earned one titleshot.
    Hating on Anderson Silva before it was the cool thing to do.

    The idea of a "true number one contender" is the stupidiest MMA idea to be perpetuated by fans and media, EVER.

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    Can't fault Jose Aldo from wanting championship fights based on ranking rather than hype.

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