Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC, the promotion’s Featherweight title holder Jose Aldo and its Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis all remain on very good terms and are working together to thrash out the deal for a super fight between the two.
Speaking at the post fight press conference at UFC 169 over the weekend, both Aldo and White stated that a super match between the two divisional champions remain a priority for them for both their next matches and according to White, Anthony Pettis has also given his go ahead to the proposed match up when the topic came up.
He stated that he had had a talk with Pettis and he is certain completely that it is Jose Aldo he wants for his next fight in the UFC Octagon.
Aldo completely routed another challenger for his UFC Featherweight Championship in Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 and coupled with his previous streak as the champion, a fight between him and Pettis will be an easy sell for the UFC.
And Aldo mentioned that he would fight Pettis immediately if he was given the opportunity.
He stated that he is ready, he has always been ready and he wants the fight to happen. He went on to mention that if the fight was on that very night, he would fight Anthony Pettis but ultimately, left the UFC and Dana White to thrash out a deal for the fight.
Pettis is currently nursing a knee injury and he won’t be able to return before the second half of the year and moreover, if the fight does happen, Jose Aldo might surrender his title and move up to Lightweight, which is where Dana White wants the fight to take place and it is where it probably will.