José Aldo Likely Vacating Belt to Challenge Anthony Pettis for UFC Lightweight Title
UFC president Dana White, featherweight champion José Aldo, and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis all see eye to eye and are aiming to make a super-fight.
Aldo and White said at Saturday’s UFC 169 post-fight press conference that a fight between the two divisional champions is the fight they want to make next, with White saying Pettis has agreed to the proposed match-up.
Aldo completed a mostly one-sided performance with his win over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169. His display of dominant striking techniques, combined with his previous outstanding performances in the 145-pound division give most the indication that a style match-up with Pettis would be an easy sell for the UFC.“So Anthony Pettis just called,” White said. “He said he absolutely, 100-percent wants the Aldo fight and he’ll take it.”
Aldo said he would fight Pettis immediately if given the opportunity.
“I’m ready. I’ve always been ready. I want the fight. Everybody wants the fight,” he said. “If the fight was tonight, I would fight him. It’s up to the UFC and Dana.
“We’re ready to fight, so let’s get this fight.”