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Old 02-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aldo vs. Pettis - too soon

I think that the rumored fight between Aldo and Pettis on Aug 3 will be great, however I hope it's just a rumor.

Anthony Pettis was expecting to face the winner of Benson (who he already beat) and Melendez, and I was looking forward to Benson vs. Pettis 2. Pettis said he doesn't want to wait, but he has to wait until August anyways. He could have just waited to get the lightweight shot in August.

I also believe it puts on hold fighters that already proven themselves in the division in Korean Zombie and Lamas. I do believe they would be the underdogs but so would be Pettis.
It would have been a better idea if Pettis challenged for the lightweight title first, and if he lost immediately dropped down to face Aldo (similar to Dan Henderson when he faced Rampage and Anderson consequentially).
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