Anthony Pettis Shoots Down Rumors Of Dropping To Featherweight For Jose Aldo Fight

The idea of Anthony Pettis dropping to featherweight to fight for Jose Aldo's 145 pound title picked up a lot of steam when his manager made the statement that Pettis would do it "for the right terms." While the idea of the fight seemed amazing as Pettis and Aldo almost certainly couldn't put on a bad fight, there were immediate rebuttals to the idea that Pettis would actually drop in weight.

Anthony took to his Twitter late last night to make it clear he was not dropping any time soon:

I'm not dropping to 145 to fight aldo! 155 is my home and I'll get that belt soon!!! #fb
Mar 14 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Thoughts after the jump...

You can't really blame Pettis as he is probably only one win away from a lightweight title shot. I've said it before but it bears repeating; MMA fans are becoming way to quick to call for fighters to jump around in weight. Maybe it's my having watched boxing for far too long, but asking guys to drop over 6% of their total body weight is no small request and can have a significant impact on performance.

I'd love to see Pettis and Aldo mix it up at some point in the future, but I'd rather wait until it makes sense for either guy.

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