Jose Aldo Says Anthony Pettis Talks A Lot – Feels He Will Lose To Melendez
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.20.2014
- Jose Aldo recently spoke about Anthony Pettis, future opponents and more. Here are the highlights…
On Pettis Talking A Lot: "Anthony Pettis talks a lot. He goes to the media and says that he'll fight me in any division, but then he knows that (UFC President) Dana (White) is not going to have him move down a weight because they want me to give up my belt. Also, I think he's going to lose to Melendez, so then he's going to have to move back a little bit, and our time to fight will have gone by."
On Their Rumored Superfight Getting Delayed: "I wasn't that surprised because the UFC had told me that Pettis would take a while to come back and that with his knee, we didn't really know when he was going to fight," Aldo said. "I was prepared for that possibility. Now I'm going to have to weight for ‘TUF' and see what happens. Pettis likes to talk a lot, but he does very little. So for right now, the plan is for me to stay at 145 pounds and defend the belt because obviously Pettis is going to be on ‘TUF.' He'll have all that time while he's shooting the show, and he already has a fight scheduled with Melendez, so we'll have to wait and see."
On His Future Opponents: "It was between Cub and Chad, and I already knew that, but they scheduled the fight for Cub. But for me, it doesn't matter. I fought Chad before, and he's as good of a competitor as any. I've also fought Cub, so for me it's the same. Both of them earned it. Chad made it back to the top, so he deserves it. I'm already training, and I'm already thinking about the fight, so it's up to my trainer, [Andre Pederneiras]," Aldo said. "Whenever they decide to put on the fight, I'll do it."