Jose Aldo calls out Anthony Pettis, admits Max Holloway is tougher fight

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While the MMA world awaits news regarding whether or not UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return to the featherweight division following his majority decision win over Nate Diaz last month, interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo can’t help but play matchmaker.

While many are calling for #3 ranked featherweight Max Holloway to get a fight with Jose Aldo, the featherweight champ wants a fight with former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who recently made his successful featherweight debut.

Aldo spoke to MMAFighting:

“I’m already frustrated that it might happen, but we’ll see,” Aldo recently told Brazilian TV show Revista Combate. “Every night I ask ‘give me one more chance to get in there again with him and I know it won’t happen again.’ but if it’s not him, I think I’d prefer to fight Pettis. I with them learned that I don’t have to look at the promotion’s side, the title run. A fight with Pettis would sell a lot more than Holloway.”

“Holloway is way tougher than Pettis today,” Aldo said. “‘Do Bronx’ (Oliveira) was winning the fight, but (his cardio) goes down drastically during the fight. I think that a fight with Pettis would sell a lot and is way easier for me. If I had to choose one of them it would be him because it sells more and I have a better chance, but I respect him.”

Holloway has been campaigning for a crack at Aldo via social media, however with McGregor remaining noncommittal about returning to featherweight, and Jose Aldo admitting that he would like to fight Anthony Pettis, do you think ‘Blessed’ and his 9 fight win streak will get his title shot?

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