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  1. Default José Aldo Likely Vacating Belt to Challenge Anthony Pettis for UFC Lightweight Title

    José Aldo Likely Vacating Belt to Challenge Anthony Pettis for UFC Lightweight Title
    http://www.mmaweekly.com/jose-aldo-l...htweight-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.

    “So Anthony Pettis just called,” White said. “He said he absolutely, 100-percent wants the Aldo fight and he’ll take it.”
    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.

    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.”
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    This would be an awesome fight even though it sucks for the current lightweight contenders. I am excited to see how competition the featherweight division gets without Aldo. Mendes vs Edgar would be a fight I'd love to see.

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    Yes agreed, Edgar vs Mendes, book it!

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    So much for TJ Grant .......

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    Benson Henderson is unhappy about Jose Aldo's title shot
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/2/2/...anure-ufc-news

    Perhaps it's unsurprising, considering that Benson Henderson has been noticeably, if not exactly brashly, campaigning for a 3rd fight against Anthony Pettis. In a microcosmic sense it seems only fitting that the recently dethroned champion would only be a fight or two away from the title. But, given that he's now lost to Pettis twice, it's also not terribly surprising that the UFC isn't rushing to give him a third crack at the belt... Well, it's not surprising to most. Henderson took to Twitter to vent his frustrations on the announcement that the UFC had already booked Jose Aldo to fight for the lightweight title.

    Benson Henderson ✔ @BensonHenderson

    U gotta be kidding me?!...my mama taught me to be a better man n keep my mouth shut if I don't have anything nice to say, I'm out #UFC169
    2:25 AM - 2 Feb 2014
    Benson Henderson ✔ @BensonHenderson

    Title shot drama...I'm goin on my honeymoon to forget about this horse manure...RT @DanielMadridMMA: @BensonHenderson what happened bro?
    2:28 AM - 2 Feb 2014
    Strong words (okay, they're not that strong) from the former lightweight champion. Truthfully, though, he's still in the thick of it for a future shot at the belt and a little more time and another really solid win is only going to help make that case stronger. A little time for fans to forget about that quick armbar loss wouldn't hurt either. Lightweight is incredibly short on clear title challengers at the moment. The only frontrunner, T.J. Grant still has no return date, so a shot for Jose Aldo only makes sense right now. Hopefully Henderson can enjoy his honeymoon without lingering thoughts of what could have been.
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    Frankie's tied with bj penn, so I'd say, make mendes vs. swanson for the title.

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    Bendo has lost to Pettis twice now and should have one more fight before he gets a title shot anyway


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    Look l love Bendo but he does not deserve a shot off of his performance against Thomson. He needs either an extremely impressive win or two more decent wins before I want to see him against Pettis.
    I love the guy & want to see him as champ but Aldo has definitely paid his due & deserves a shot if he moves up, its not like he is Vitor or Chael moving up.
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    Look l love Bendo but he does not deserve a shot off of his performance against Thomson. He needs either an extremely impressive win or two more decent wins before I want to see him against Pettis.
    I love the guy & want to see him as champ but Aldo has definitely paid his due & deserves a shot if he moves up, its not like he is Vitor or Chael moving up.
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