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Dana White Says Jose Aldo is Refusing to Fight Anthony Pettis

February 24, 2013 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Dana White spoke last night about Jose Aldo’s reaction to Anthony Pettis getting a title shot and more. Check out the highlights:

On Aldo’s refusal to fight Pettis: “Jose Aldo came out and said, ‘There’s no way in hell I’m fighting Pettis.’ He’s absolutely refusing to fight Pettis – doesn’t think he deserves the shot.”

On Aldo’s manager asking for a different fight: “Andre Pederneiras was in England and he sat down with me and Lorenzo (Fertitta) and was like, ‘We don’t think he deserves it.’ What do you mean you don’t think he deserves it? ‘Well, he might be the No. 1 guy at 155, but how does that make him the No. 1 guy (at 145)?’ Are you out of your f—ing 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 No. 1 contender? What are you talking about?”

On the fight happening regardless: “F—in’ right, [Aldo] is gonna fight Pettis. That fight’s on. He’s going to fight Pettis, or he’s not going to like how this is going to turn out.”

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