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Anthony Pettis still aims at superfight with Jose Aldo

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UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is yet to defend his title but is still eyeing a Superfight with Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.

The pair were supposed to meet at UFC 163 for the Featherweight Championship, despite Pettis never fighting at 145lbs. However, injury prevented 'Showtime' to meet Aldo and Chang Sung Jung replaced him. 

Since then Pettis has captured the UFC Lightweight Champion, defeating Benson Henderson via armbar at UFC 164 for the second time in his career.

However, this has still not stopped Pettis from still wanting to meet Aldo sometime down the line, this time at Lightweight instead of Featherweight.

Speaking in Rio De Janeiro at the UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Henderson 2, Pettis said: "I think the fans want to see the fight. Even me as a fan, thats one of the most exciting fights in the 145-155lbs division."

"I fight Melendez, he fights Mendes, we'll probably fight after that fight."

"155lbs bet has a little more prestige. Its better than the 145lbs belt, there's more competition."

"I'd say Jose Aldo is the biggest competition in both weight classes. It makes sense for him to move up, there's more money at 155lbs and we'd sell huge Pay-Per-Views."

Aldo is 24-1 in MMA, having held his UFC Featherweight Title (formerly the WEC Title) eight times, most recently beating Ricardo Lamas by a one sided decision.

After that fight, it was near confirmed that the fight would take place. However with Gilbert Melendez becoming a free agent and almost signing for Bellator, Dana White and the UFC offered Melendez a title shot at the UFC Lightweight Gold along with being a head coach against Pettis on The Ultimate Fighter.

A fight between Aldo and Pettis would sell big on PPV. Both are known for having some of the best striking and exciting styles in MMA. Whereas Pettis has his superb Taekwondo style, Aldo has his solid Muay Thai. That means the fight would be fireworks throughout.

It would only be the second ever Super Fight to occur in the UFC. It has not been since UFC 94 when there was a Champion vs Champion match, when the then-UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn met Welterweight King Georges St. Pierre.

That was one of the UFC's biggest ever PPV draws, so Aldo vs Pettis could easily match those numbers.

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