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Jose Aldo ufc 129As it looked certain that Anthony Pettis would finally get his shot at the UFC title, the word coming out of the camp of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is that he’s refusing to fight Pettis, according to UFC president Dana White

“Jose Aldo came out and said there’s no way in hell I’m fighting Pettis,” White revealed following UFC 157. “He’s absolutely refusing to fight Pettis; he doesn’t think he deserves the shot.

“André Pederneiras (Aldo’s coach) was in England and sat down with me and Lorenzo (Fertitto) and said we don’t think he deserves it,” White said. “Well, he might be the number one guy at 155 (pounds), but how does that make him the number one (at 145 pounds)?

“Are you out of your (expletive) mind? Are you serious? Did you seriously just ask me that question? It’s like if Aldo wanted to move up to 155, are we going to say he’s not the number one contender? What are you talking about?”

It was reported earlier this month that Pettis would drop down to 145 pounds with White granting him his wish to fight for the featherweight title on Aug. 3, but it’s now evident that the Brazilian wants no piece of him.

“I wouldn’t want to fight Pettis either,” White continued. “He’s absolutely refusing to fight Pettis. The fight is on. He’s going to fight Pettis or he’s not going to like how this turns out.”

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