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    Default White: Manager making Jose Aldo look scared of fellow UFC champ Anthony Pettis

    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...anthony-pettis

    UFC President Dana White truly likes Andre Pederneiras. But when it comes to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, White believes the veteran MMA manager is making his client look scared.

    Specifically, he thinks Pederneiras is approaching a bout between Aldo and newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis all wrong.
    "Here's the thing," White said of Pederneiras, who was an honorable mention in MMAjunkie.com's special publication, "The 25 Most Powerful People in MMA." "You can tell 100 percent Anthony Pettis is willing to go wherever it takes. I know that Jose's coach is saying, 'Bro, he can come down here at 145.' Because they think [Pettis would] be at a disadvantage whereas I actually think he'd be at a huge advantage at 145. He's big, strong.

    " ... I mean, for his manager to come out, this is what drives me crazy about managers. I love him. He's a good guy. I've known Andre for years. But when you come out and make a statement like that, you make it look like your guy is afraid of him. You make it look like Aldo is afraid. And that might not be Aldo's same opinion. It might be his manager saying, 'This is what I want to happen here.' But it makes it look like he's afraid of Anthony Pettis, which already gives Anthony Pettis an advantage."

    Sure, if you want to fight the champ, you should be willing to go to his weight class. After all, Aldo has won 16 consecutive fights with seven consecutive WEC/UFC title defenses. He's the No. 1 fighter at featherweight and also No. 4 pound-for-pound in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA featherweight rankings.

    However, Aldo and Pettis both now have a belt wrapped around their waist, so White believes Aldo and Co. need to realize they're no longer in the driver's seat when it comes to a potential bout.

    As for Pettis, who doesn't know the extent of a knee injury he suffered on Saturday, he's not making demands and is willing to fight in either division, or even in the middle.

    "I'm here to make the good fights happen," he said. "I'm here to prove I'm the best in the world anywhere around my weight class. Whatever happens, happens."

    White, too, isn't sure what weight the fight would take place at. However, he said he doesn't anticipate a scenario in which one fighter would hold both belts, though he didn't completely count out that possibility.

    "That wouldn't be the case," he said. "I don't know. Who knows? Like I said, this fight happened 45 minutes ago. I'm not even thinking about that right now."


    With Aldo, Grant possible, Pettis knee injury leaves post-UFC 164 move unclear
    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...4-move-unclear
    "I don't know what's going to happen," White said. "No sense in even talking about another fight right now."
    With Pettis' victory over Henderson, Grant might have seemed to be his next logical fight. But the new champ told UFC commentator Joe Rogan that he wanted Aldo.

    "We have unfinished business," said Pettis, who didn't mention his knee during his post-fight interview.

    At the post-event press conference, Pettis said an MRI would determine what's next for him.

    "I'm not sure yet," he said. "Henderson threw a kick and I went to check with my left leg, and he hit right in the crook of the knee, so I felt it go back and forth.

    "So I don't know what happened. I stepped on it, and it was hurting a little bit, so when he had me on the cage, it was starting to lock up a bit. I'm not sure what happened. We'll find out pretty soon."

    Regardless of injury, Pettis said he still wants to beat Aldo. He didn't specify whether he would like the fight at featherweight or lightweight.

    "I'm here to prove I'm the best in the world," he said. "Anybody around my weight class that's contemplating coming to 155 or even at 145 – his coach said I faked an injury. I would never fake an injury. I'm not afraid to fight anybody, and that's what that was all about. If he wants to fight me, let's make it happen. I'm ready."
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    Let's see Aldo go to 155 to make this happen. His last few fights have driven his rep far beyond the killer he was back in the WEC, and the weight cut is wrecking him fight after fight. I would much rather see Mendes fight Aldo, and Grant fight Pettis, but I know Uncle Dana won't make the sensible matchup, he'll make the profitable one.

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    What an utter punkassed useless waste dana is.

    Did he tell the world the soares was making Anderson look scared when Silva didn't want to move up to 205 to face Jones?
    Dana continues to undervalue Aldo and mismanage his portrayal in the media. if you asked dana if Aldo was better p4p than chael fucking sonnen, white would tell you he wasn't, because sonnen sells more ppvs.


    This is dana trying to tell an uneducated public what they should think, applying pressure to Aldo and Pederneiras. Mendes has earned a rematch, a superfight with Pettis--at any weight class--shouldn't even be discussed at this point. I'm 100% sure that Guida would have gotten a title shot if he'd beaten Chad last night. Give Mendes his rematch and leave superfights off the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    What an utter punkassed useless waste dana is.

    Did he tell the world the soares was making Anderson look scared when Silva didn't want to move up to 205 to face Jones?
    Dana continues to undervalue Aldo and mismanage his portrayal in the media. if you asked dana if Aldo was better p4p than chael fucking sonnen, white would tell you he wasn't, because sonnen sells more ppvs.


    This is dana trying to tell an uneducated public what they should think, applying pressure to Aldo and Pederneiras. Mendes has earned a rematch, a superfight with Pettis--at any weight class--shouldn't even be discussed at this point. I'm 100% sure that Guida would have gotten a title shot if he'd beaten Chad last night. Give Mendes his rematch and leave superfights off the board.

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    Now I agree with most of this, and rarely disagree with anything rh says.. I gotta just say this..

    Pettis' only clear cut challenger right now is TJ Grant honestly, the #1 contender.. No other fights really make since at 155 for him, and the Aldo fight IS the fight people WANT to see. So for Pettis pushing this fight is brilliant and Aldo did agree to fight him before, BUT Pettis was the only who pulled out I understand, not Aldo. Pettis doesn't have much to do at 155 atm.

    At 145.. Edgar, Lamas, Swanson, Poirier all guys who are on the edge of a title shot...BUT Pettis/Aldo is a fight people want to see.. Make some legit #1 contenders after they make Pettis/Grant & Aldo/Lamas.. If they both win then set them up in a super-fight.. That is what makes perfect sense to me.. Then after that 145 and 155 should have some legit #1 contenders for the Titleshots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stpierrecanada View Post
    Now I agree with most of this, and rarely disagree with anything rh says.. I gotta just say this..

    Pettis' only clear cut challenger right now is TJ Grant honestly, the #1 contender.. No other fights really make since at 155 for him, and the Aldo fight IS the fight people WANT to see. So for Pettis pushing this fight is brilliant and Aldo did agree to fight him before, BUT Pettis was the only who pulled out I understand, not Aldo. Pettis doesn't have much to do at 155 atm.

    At 145.. Edgar, Lamas, Swanson, Poirier all guys who are on the edge of a title shot...BUT Pettis/Aldo is a fight people want to see.. Make some legit #1 contenders after they make Pettis/Grant & Aldo/Lamas.. If they both win then set them up in a super-fight.. That is what makes perfect sense to me.. Then after that 145 and 155 should have some legit #1 contenders for the Titleshots.
    Josh Thompson can easily be pushed for a title shot with another win. Guys like Melendez and Pat healy can also easily be throw into the title picture soon. Pettis just earned the title, there is no point in him fighting at 145 until he proves he is a legitimate champion and gets some defenses.



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    A champion who has yet to defend his title against ANYONE shouldnt ever be discussed in a superfight conversation.

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    The guy hasn't even defended his title yet, why are they talking about "superfights"? Personally, I don't think Pettis will be able to hold on to that belt. I could see guys like Gil Melendez, TJ Grant, and Gray Maynard beating him.

    And Aldo still has some intriguing fights/rematches at Featherweight. Mendes has improved tremendously and deserves a rematch. Ricardo Lamas still hasn't gotten his shot. Cub Swanson is another guy who has shown incredible improvement and I would love to see that rematch as well. And there's still Frankie Edgar, who in my opinion narrowly edged out the decision against Aldo last time.

    The point is... this "superfight" talk is premature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H0SS View Post
    The guy hasn't even defended his title yet, why are they talking about "superfights"? Personally, I don't think Pettis will be able to hold on to that belt. I could see guys like Gil Melendez, TJ Grant, and Gray Maynard beating him.

    And Aldo still has some intriguing fights/rematches at Featherweight. Mendes has improved tremendously and deserves a rematch. Ricardo Lamas still hasn't gotten his shot. Cub Swanson is another guy who has shown incredible improvement and I would love to see that rematch as well. And there's still Frankie Edgar, who in my opinion narrowly edged out the decision against Aldo last time.

    The point is... this "superfight" talk is premature.

    I agree that a superfight is premature. But the argument that "Gil Melendez, TJ Grant, and Gray Maynard beating him" a lot of people saw Bendo beating him..picked him...said he's too well rounded. Pettis is confident and with good reason. he was dryhumped by guidda who was eating repeated shots from bottom. Pettis will break the will of these fighters. my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by optimusjoel View Post
    Well they are close in size, Pettis is only 3 inches taller and has just a 2 inch reach advantage. Aldo appears to be thicker. Pettis can make 145 and Aldo has to cut a ton of weight to make it.
    Yeah, that's not the same size. It's not even close to the same size.
    Give as versatile a striker as Pettis 5 inches in length, he's going to make a lot of it.

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    I think it's a tricky situation when it comes down to rankings and what not but if you don't want to see this fight then you really aren't a fight fan.
    Yeah, I'm not a fight fan because I'd rather see defenders actually defend their belts instead of chasing an extra 50k PPV buys at the expense of the contenders in their division.

    I don't hate the fight, I hate the timing of it.
    And I really hate the bullshit dana brings with his announcements.
    He didn't say anything like this when Georges didn't want to move up to face Anderson [with considerably more incentive] or when Anderson wanted no part of Jones. Hell, he didn't even say anything like that when Anderson wanted no part of the #1 contender when he said he'd be a fool to face Weidman.

    He shouldn't have said anything at all about Pederneiras or Aldo.

    Pederneiras wipes more class off his ass after taking a dump than dana will muster in his entire lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Yeah, that's not the same size. It's not even close to the same size.
    Give as versatile a striker as Pettis 5 inches in length, he's going to make a lot of it.


    Yeah, I'm not a fight fan because I'd rather see defenders actually defend their belts instead of chasing an extra 50k PPV buys at the expense of the contenders in their division.

    I don't hate the fight, I hate the timing of it.
    And I really hate the bullshit dana brings with his announcements.
    He didn't say anything like this when Georges didn't want to move up to face Anderson [with considerably more incentive] or when Anderson wanted no part of Jones. Hell, he didn't even say anything like that when Anderson wanted no part of the #1 contender when he said he'd be a fool to face Weidman.

    He shouldn't have said anything at all about Pederneiras or Aldo.

    Pederneiras wipes more class off his ass after taking a dump than dana will muster in his entire lifetime.

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    So the Korean Zombie is the same height as Pettis and has 2 inches of reach on him. So size wise Pettis won't even be a huge at 145.
    But besides that I really do understand your point. Everything you said makes sense. I do feel though that we got robbed of Pettis being at the top with the Edgar/Maynard Draw and then the bogus Guida decision lost. It will be one hell of a fight with the p4p best vs a fighter with seemingly limitless potential.

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