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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