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Dana White: Jose Aldo Refusing To Accept Fight With Anthony Pettis

Dana White let members of the media in on a little bit of insider information Saturday night, revealing that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is currently refusing to accept a match with Anthony Pettis.

Pettis, the No. 1 contender at lightweight, offered up his services in the featherweight division with the 155-pound title tied up through an April fight between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez.

“He’s going to fight Pettis, or he’s not going to like how this thing is going to turn out,” White said (thanks to for the quotes).

Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar earlier this month, while Pettis stopped Donald Cerrone in January. The proposed bout was mentioned for August when first announced by White.

  • Rich

    aldos scared because hes a striker and pettis is a whole other level of striker and knows he will not stand a snowballs chance in hell against him… if he wont take the fight then dana needs to strip him of his title and fine the shit out of him shit even cut his ass the ufc needs to send a statement to every fighter out there that you cant just pick and choose who or when you’ll fight when you’re told to fight you do it or you will suffer the consequences like aldos supposed to be the champ and one of the top 4 p4p fighters in the world but its trying to refuse to fight who has been matched as the no.1 contender

  • Matt Silliman

    This isn’t very uncommon for an Ed Soares fighter. If they aren’t being picky about match ups, then they are always injured when the have a bad fight.

    • pogi

      LOL, he’s not under Black House so he’s not under Ed Soares. LOL

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