Jose Aldo refusing to fight Pettis, Dana White has harsh words for the Featherweight Champion
After last night’s historic UFC 157 the UFC President Dana White revealed that the word from Jose Aldo’s camp is that he is refusing to fight Anthony Pettis.
“Jose Aldo came out and said there’s no way in hell I’m fighting Pettis. He’s absolutely refusing to fight Pettis; he doesn’t think he deserves the shot.”
“André Pederneiras (Aldo’s coach) was in England and sat down with me and Lorenzo (Fertitto) and said we don’t think he deserves it,” White said. “Well, he might be the number one guy at 155 (pounds), but how does that make him the number one (at 145 pounds)?”
Dana White said “Are you out of your (expletive) mind? Are you serious? Did you seriously just ask me that question? It’s like if Aldo wanted to move up to 155, are we going to say he’s not the number one contender? What are you talking about?”
It’s kind of confusing and I would like to hear what Aldo has to say himself, because no one’s been able to defeat the UFC Featherweight champion since 2005. I just don’t see him being afraid to fight anyone, even Pettis. Pettis has been destroying his opponents, and even holds a win over the now UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
Dana White sounded dead set on the fight happening, and even had some definitive words for Aldo.
“I wouldn’t want to fight Pettis either,” White continued. “He’s absolutely refusing to fight Pettis. The fight is on. He’s going to fight Pettis or he’s not going to like how this turns out.”