Anthony Pettis on Jose Aldo's ducking accusations: 'Everybody that said that, I finished in the first round'

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Anthony Pettis says that he has never ran away in his life and that he and Jose Aldo should fight at 155 division.

Anthony Pettis told Sportv that he isn't concerned about Jose Aldo's opinion about their possible fight not happening yet after failed bookings between them both. They should have fought for Aldo's featherweight title at UFC 163 last August, but "Showtime" got hurt and recovered to fight 28 days later at UFC 164, where he submitted Ben Henderson and won the 155-pound belt. Pettis got injured again so the fight couldn't have been booked, then Aldo said after the course of the events that his fellow champion is running from him.

"I have never ran away in my life. Everybody that said that, I finished in the first round. "Cowboy" Cerrone got knocked out in the first round. Ben Henderson, he got finished in the first round. Joe Lauzon, he got finished in the firts round. Jose Aldo can talk and say what he wants, I will not let that affect me. When the fight happen, it will be the biggest fight of lightweight division in history."

Pettis also praised Aldo and said that the fight should happen in the future in the lightweight division.

"I just got my belt and I'm in a kind of more comfortable weight class. 145 pounds is tough for me to make. I could do it but it's very difficult to make 145. So I think is more realistically he coming up to 155 than me coming down to 145. And I think that he cleared out the division. He beat everybody at 145. He's fighting Chad Mendes again, he beat him with a KO in the first round. It's going to happen, it's a matter of time. I have nothing against Jose Aldo, I don't think that he's a guy. He's a amazing fighter. We both are in the prime of our careers, the fans want to see it, so let's make it happen."

Pettis will coach TUF 20 alongside Gilbert Melendez and they will fight for the 155-pound belt likely in the UFC 182, the last UFC card of the year. In the other hand, Aldo will put his featherweight belt in the line again against Chad Mendes, on August 2 at UFC 176.

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