The fight we were promised last year between Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo looked to be back on the UFC’s docket, but now there’s a hold up.
Both UFC champions want to fight each other. In their initial booking, Pettis was set to go down to featherweight to challenge Aldo for his title. An injury forced him out and he went on later in the year to beat out Benson Henderson for the lightweight belt.
Aldo was initially willing to go up, but not at the price Dana is asking. (To give up his belt.) Which is why the Aldo camp offered a solution. Meet in the middle.
Team Pettis isn’t going for it though and as Mike Roberts (Anthony’s Manager) tells it, they’re ready to move on and face someone else.
“The way we understand it is that Aldo doesn’t want give up his featherweight title, so fighting Pettis is not an option at this point.
“We’re interested in Anthony defending his belt against the top guys at 155. If Aldo doesn’t want to fight for the belt, we’ll fight someone else.”