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Aldo responds to White: ‘Not afraid of Pettis; I’d fight HW champ’

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Following this past Saturday’s crowning of a new champ, UFC president Dana White was quick to admit that he “100 percent” wants to make champion versus champion Jose Aldo versus Anthony Pettis. Elaborating on the subject, White would critique Aldo’s manger and admit that he believes Pettis would have the advantage at 145.

“They are going to fight,” White said. “I’ve known Andre for years. But when you come out and make a statement like that, you make it look like (Aldo) is afraid. And that might not be Aldo’s same opinion. It makes it look like he’s afraid of Anthony Pettis, which already gives Anthony Pettis an advantage.”

Jose Aldo has since gotten word of the comments and seems none to pleased.

“I can fight Cain Velasquez if they want,” Aldo said in an interview to Brazilian TV show Planeta Nocaute on Sunday. “It’s not up to me, I’m not the matchmaker. I want to fight, I’m here to fight. I train everyday to destroy whoever they put in front of me. I’m not scared of anyone. They have two arms and two legs, and I will do my best and win.”

Aldo also reminds that White has gone back on his word in the past, and that he was originally calling to come up to lightweight after defeating Pettis.

“(Andre) is absolutely right,” Aldo said. “They forced us to do something and Andre wants something in return. I agree with everything Andre says, and I can fight anyone. Sometimes Dana says things that you better not pay attention. (Dana) knows he promised us things and he knows he has to give us, so that’s why he says those things. We’ll see what happens.”

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