The UFC recently announced Anthony Pettis would drop down to 145 pounds to challenge featherweight champ Jose Aldo, but now Aldo is refusing to fight Pettis.
Two top-tier featherweights will collide on April 20 when Clay Guida and Chad Mendes face off at UFC on Fox 7.
Ask and ye shall receive. That’s what Anthony Pettis did – he asked for a chance to drop to featherweight and challenge Jose Aldo for the UFC belt – and he was answered with a resounding, “Y...
UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will cut to featherweight to challenge 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.
Rashad Evans was the top earner of a star-studded UFC 156 field, taking home $300,000 in a losing effort against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($174,000) in Saturday’s co-main event.
Frankie Edgar was tough from bell to bell, but Jose Aldo had to admit, while Edgar is a very tough fighter, the toughest fight on his resume was against former WEC champion Urijah Faber.
"I don't wanna be talking about do you think you won, this and that," said Frankie Edgar after his fight with Jose Aldo. "He left with the belt and he's the champion, deservedly."
Jose 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.
Jose Aldo retained his title in a closely contested main event fight, while Frankie Edgar once again feels the sting of a tough decision that didn't go his way.
Just when you think the featherweight division is fresh out of challengers, a young phenom offers himself up.