Anthony Pettis just wants a UFC title. He doesn’t appear to care if it’s the lightweight title or featherweight belt.
Saturday night, after Jose Aldo successfully defended his title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 156, UFC president Dana White informed members of the media that Pettis sent him a text.
The message stated that “Showtime” would be willing to drop down to 145 pounds if a title fight with Aldo was available.
Pettis returned from a lengthy absence to defeat Donald Cerrone last month, scoring a nasty TKO victory after delivering a series of kicks to the liver. The former WEC lightweight champion has been called the No. 1 contender to Benson Henderson and the UFC title, but Henderson is currently locked in a match with Gilbert Melendez for April.
After spending much of 2012 on the sidelines, Pettis has insisted he wants to fight as often as possible. White seemed interested by the prospects of Aldo-Pettis, but declined to say if the match was in the works.
Aldo told reporters during the post-fight press conference that he would do whatever asked of him by the UFC in terms of defending his belt.