Jose-Aldo-and-Anthony-Pettis-478x270Talk of a UFC superfight between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis has hit a fever pitch recently.

The two had intended to do the fight once before, with Pettis dropping down to challenge Aldo at 145 pounds.

Recent talk about once again trying to put the two together in the Octagon has centered on Aldo’s desire to move up in weight and fight at 155 pounds. Should that happen, UFC president Dana White has gone on record with a plan that would include Aldo vacating his belt at 145 pounds.

“He’ll vacate the title, move up to 155, and fight for the title,” White said of Aldo. “If he doesn’t win the title at 155, he can go back and challenge for the 145-pound title if he wanted to do that, or if he wins the 155-pound title and two other guys would fight for the 145-pound title.”

That is the likely scenario for the fight, but Pettis recently went on Inside MMA and when asked about the weight class for the fight said that, while he preferred the bout at 155 pounds, he’s open to fight at 145, 155 or anywhere in between.

“[The weight class] up to the UFC. Whatever they decide, catchweight, 155, 145; I’m always game,” said Pettis, believing that it doesn’t really matter what weight class they fight in because he will win.

“I have nothing personal against Jose Aldo. I think he’s a great champion. He has a great skillset. I just think I’m better than him.”

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