UFC president Dana White apparently received an interesting text message following UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s victory over Frankie Edgar tonight at UFC 156. UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis has requested a showdown with the Brazilian fighter at featherweight. White revealed the interesting bit of information at the UFC 156 post-fight press conference.
Pettis is currently awaiting his turn at the UFC lightweight title after destroying Donald Cerrone last week at UFC on Fox 6. With UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson set to face former Strkeforce champion Gilbert Melendez this April, the Roufusport fighter was likely facing a long waiting period for his chance at the lightweight crown.
Aldo was asked about the potential fight at the presser, and while he deferred to White’s choice, the Brazilian fighter did state that he would be interested in that fight.