Aldo Wants Pettis At Lightweight

“Many people talked about moving up (to 155 pounds), and I’ve asked for that. But Andre (Pederneiras, his coach) and Dana (White) said it wasn’t the right moment. Moving up to lightweight is closer and closer. When they think it’s time to move up, I’ll do it no problem.”

“I never chose opponents, but I can say one name now, and it’s Pettis, for all the talk that has happened. He would be the right person for me to fight today. It would be even better to fight him at lightweight so I wouldn’t need to cut weight (laughs).”

According to an interview with, the UFC’s featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, offered to move up to lightweight to face off with Anthony Pettis, who is now the UFC lightweight champion of the world.

Aldo, states, that while he wants to face Pettis at 155, his coach and boss would not allow it.

The two champions were originally scheduled to face off this past August at UFC 163 before Anthony Pettis was forced out of the bout due to an injury. Pettis was later transferred to the UFC 165 event where he took the lightweight title from Benson Henderson via first round submission.

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