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Thread: White: Win over Pettis earns Aldo lightweight title shot

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    Default White: Win over Pettis earns Aldo lightweight title shot

    White: Win over Pettis earns Aldo lightweight title shot - Mixed Martial Arts News


    UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is now one win away from a shot at the promotion's lightweight title.

    MMAjunkie.com on Monday confirmed with UFC President Dana White that if Aldo is victorious in his August fight with Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), he will move up to 155 pounds for a shot at the title in that division.

    White's revelation is the latest development in a matchup that just 48 hours ago the UFC boss said the Brazilian champ wasn't interested in accepting. However, after a discussion with Aldo's manager, Andre Pederneiras, Aldo is now not only happy to accept the fight but also has an impressive reward waiting on him should he have his hand raised.
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    Chance to be the first ever simultaneous two division belt holder in the UFC is a pretty good incentive.
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    I can see this guy having some success defending both belts. Wonder if they'd let him do that?

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    Edgar loses at LW and moves down for immediate title shot. Aldo is FW champ and needs to win at LW before title shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesnar_FTW View Post
    Edgar loses at LW and moves down for immediate title shot. Aldo is FW champ and needs to win at LW before title shot.
    Where does it state in the article that Aldo needs a win at LW before fighting for the title?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesnar_FTW View Post
    Edgar loses at LW and moves down for immediate title shot. Aldo is FW champ and needs to win at LW before title shot.
    Well, not quite, as he doesn't need a LW win...but if your point was that he's shouldn't need to earn anything to move up and face Bendo, you're probably right.

    Do you think dana would make Georges jump through a hoop to face Anderson at 185, or make Anderson jump through one to face Jones? Do you think Jones would have to "earn" a shot at Velasquez if he wanted to move up?

    I still think Aldo is getting shafted here.

    I'm not in favor of champs dictating title shots at all...but I think the playing field has been messed with so much, it's just goofy.

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    if he could defend each belt 2x a year id love to see a dual champion... i know it would be hell on most fighters bodies though

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    Very nice incentive for Aldo. For him to beat Pettis and then have the chance to be champ of a very stack LW division would be a very impressive feat
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    So this is worth all the marbles eh?

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