Pettis is currently sidelined for a shot at the Light Weight Belt as current champ Benson Henderson is scheduled to fight Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez...to unify the belts.
Pettis elected to drop down a weight class and issue a challenge to Jose Aldo...read the story here
White announced on Tuesday that Aldo had relented, agreeing to face Pettis and that the fight would take place as planned on Aug. 3, and that if Aldo won, he would get a crack at the lightweight title.
On Tuesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight, the UFC president said that if Aldo goes to the 155-pound division that he’d have to stay there. White added that if Pettis defeats Aldo, Pettis would have to say in the featherweight division and defend the title.
“It wasn’t difficult to get the fight. I called (Aldo’s manager) Andre (Pederneiras) yesterday and it took two minutes to get the fight done. He said that after Aldo beats Pettis, he wants to move up to 155 and fight there. I said that was fine, but one of the matchmakers called and said there was a misunderstanding, that he wants to go to 155, win the title, and go back to 145. That’s not happening,” said White.
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