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Dana White Says Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis Will Fight at 155 Pounds

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Talks of yet another Super Fight, this one between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo have flip-flopped recently.

Aldo fought at UFC 169 where he defeated Ricardo Lamas. Shortly after that event, it was announced that he would go up to fight Pettis. Then just Wednesday rumors came about that Aldo and Pettis couldn’t agree to money, a weight and really anything else you can think of.

UFC president Dana White superseded these rumors and took to FOX Sports Live to confirm that the two would fight at lightweight despite Aldo’s coach wanting a catchweight bout at 150 pounds via MMAFighting.com

“There’s no disagreement, they’re going to fight at 155 pounds,” White said.

He went on to speculate on how they would crown a new champion in a potential bout between former featherweight title challenge Chad Mendes and Cub Swanson. White began this announcement with a disclaimer that discredited it as actual news and instead, simple conjecture.

Among the actual reasons that Aldo was hesitant to take the fight, White cited that Aldo wanted to be treated like a champion although a move to lightweight would force him to automatically and immediately vacate his title.

They were originally set to fight in the main event of UFC 163 but injury forced Pettis out of that bout. Both champions have been rather prone to injuries in the past making this fight a logistical nightmare. Pettis last fought in August of 2013, the event just after the scheduled bout with Aldo. He was set to face number one contender Josh Thomson on December 14th but again, pulled out due to injury.


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