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At the UFC 156 post-fight press conference, Dana White stated that Anthony Pettis texted him saying he wanted to fight Jose Aldo at featherweight. Dana and Aldo both seemed interested in the bout.
Jose Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar tonight at UFC 156 to defend his UFC featherweight title, and while it close, it was convincing. Convincing enough that UFC president Dana White is not considering a rematch. So, that leaves the obvious question - who does Aldo defend his title against next?
When White and Aldo were asked about Aldo possibly moving to lightweight at the UFC 156 post-fight press conference, Aldo said it was up to White and the UFC. But Dana said there he had just found out a great possible challenger for the champ at featherweight.
And that challenger would be current lightweight Anthony Pettis (16-2, 1 NC).
White stated that he received a text from Pettis saying that he "badly wanted" to fight Aldo, and he'd be willing to drop to 145 pounds to take that fight. Dana continued, saying that he had just found out about it 10 minutes ago and he would have to talk to Jose's people about it and figure it all out, but he definitely sounded like something he was interested in doing.
When Ado was asked about it said it would be an interesting fight and that he welcomes it.
The former WEC lightweight champion is coming off a big first-round TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox 6, and has won three fights in a row. His striking is formidable and he would be a tough challenge for Aldo. And it's something that a lot of fans are probably interested in seeing as well.