'Nothing personal,' but UFC champ Anthony Pettis would fight Jose Aldo at any weight


UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis said his desire to fight featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo is “nothing personal,” and he’s willing to meet the Brazilian at any weight.

Although Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is recovering from a knee injury and hasn’t yet defended the belt he won from Benson Henderson this past August, UFC President Dana White mentioned the possibility of the champion-vs.-champion matchup after Aldo’s latest victory.

Earlier this month, Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) earned a unanimous-decision victory over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, which moved him to 14-0 as a UFC/WEC featherweight. After the Feb. 2 victory, Aldo said that, though it’s ultimately up to the UFC, he wants to fight Pettis. Pettis, who was actually scheduled to fight for the 145-pound title in 2013 before Aldo’s injury scrapped the plans, quickly said he wants it too.

And though the weight for the fight appeared it might be a sticking point, Pettis said he’s open to anything.

“I just got my belt,” he said Friday on AXS TV’s “Inside MMA.” “I think it’s right I defend my belt. He’s defended his belt a lot of times already. So it’s up to the UFC, whatever they decide. Catchweight, 155, 145 – I’m always game.”

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