Anthony Pettis vs Donald CerroneJose Aldo didn’t even get a chance to shine his belt on Saturday night before a former lightweight champion challenged him for the next crack at the title.

Just a week after his stunning knockout over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC on Fox 6, Anthony Pettis texted UFC President Dana White asking to face Aldo at 145lbs.

White announced at the UFC 156 post fight press conference that the former WEC champion didn’t waste any time to make his intentions known.

“Anthony Pettis said “I want to move to 145 and fight Jose Aldo”,” White revealed. “He just texted me 10 minutes ago. He’ll meet him at 145, so we’ll see what happens.”

Pettis is currently in line for a shot at the lightweight title following the next bout between champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce king Gilbert Melendez, but with their fight not taking place until April, it appears “Showtime” is itching for a title fight.

In the past, Pettis has hinted at a possible move to featherweight, and now it looks he’s throwing down the gauntlet and issuing the challenge to Jose Aldo.

While other featherweight contenders like Ricardo Lamas and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung are both right in line for potential title shots, the chance to get a competitor like Anthony Pettis into a bout with Jose Aldo would be hard to deny.

For his part, Aldo seemed to like the idea of facing Pettis in the future.

“It’s up to Dana, but I mean that is an interesting fight,” said Aldo. “I train to fight the best, I respect them all, I think to fight Pettis, he’s almost to a title shot in his own division, but it would be an interesting fight.”

Now it’s up to the UFC to decide if Aldo vs. Pettis is the fight to make next.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anthony Pettis still open to featherweight fights against Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor

  • 17 days ago

Plans to drop to featherweight were dashed a few years back after former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis suffered a knee injury, one that cancelled his much-anticipated "super fight" against read news >>

Hey, Irish sucker! Jose Aldo was just drug tested for UFC 194, now it's your turn 'punk'

  • 22 days ago

A photo posted by josealdojunioroficial (@josealdojunioroficial) on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:50pm PDT Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo was randomly drug tested ahead of  read news >>

Jose Aldo Calls out Conor McGregor over Drug Test Ahead of UFC 194

  • 22 days ago

Jose Aldo has stirred an already volatile pot ahead of his upcoming bout with Conor McGregor at UFC 194, letting the world know he’s been drug tested and taking a shot at the Irishman in the process. read news >>

Jose Aldo taunts ‘Irish sucker’ Conor McGregor after taking drug test

  • 23 days ago

Jose Aldo was randomly drug tested Wednesday by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The UFC featherweight champion, who faces interim champion Conor McGregor on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, revealed on his Instagr read news >>

Poirier believes Conor McGregor will dethrone Jose Aldo at UFC 194

  • 23 days ago

"Conor is definitely the real deal," according to reinvigorated lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier. Dustin Poirier's world was rocked when he fought Conor McGregor at UFC 178 last September. After read news >>

Jose Aldo's coach stokes the fire for UFC 194 Conor McGregor bout

  • 23 days ago

Jose Aldo's coach Andre Pederneiras believes the featherweight champion will put a beating on Conor McGregor at UFC 194. With just under three months until Jose Aldo finally squares off with Conor Mc read news >>

Aldo's coach: McGregor in for a beating

  • 25 days ago

The rivalry between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor has become one of the UFC’s most compelling storylines, and Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras is doing his part to ramp up the rhetoric before the highly read news >>

Dana White: Frankie Edgar is UFC's No. 1 option to fight Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor if injury bug bites again

  • 26 days ago

When served up the opportunity on a silver platter to slam Conor McGregor at the "Go Big" press conference last week, former 155-pound champion Frankie Edgar kept as cool as a cucumber. He would have read news >>

Invicta FC 14 weigh-in results: Evinger vs. Kianzad now non-title after weight issues

  • 28 days ago

One fighter missing weight for a championship main event is not unheard of, but it’s extremely rare to see both fighters miss the mark on the scales. That’s exactly what happened at Invicta FC 14.Fil read news >>

Report: Eddie Alvarez vs Anthony Pettis on tap for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston

  • 28 days ago

Who's up for an elite clash of UFC lightweights? Many men have been gunning for former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis, but none have had their wish grante read news >>