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Dana White: Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis Still Possible with Aldo Win at UFC 169

Jose Aldo, of Rio de Janeiro, celebrates his unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar just after their UFC 156 featherweight mixed martial arts title match, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
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Kyle SymesCorrespondent IIIJanuary 28, 2014

The potential superfight between Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis may still be in the works.

That's according to UFC president Dana White, who expressed interest in making the fight happen while appearing on Fox Sports Live. As transcribed by MMA Mania:

I agree with you (Aldo's done everything at featherweight). It's tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn't be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo's weight, it might not be a bad idea for him, should he win this weekend, to possibly move up.

Those were White's words when discussing the possibility of the superfight still happening. The two were originally paired up at UFC 163 but Pettis had to pull out of the fight due to an injury. Pettis would go on to headline UFC 164 in his hometown of Milwaukee and capture the UFC lightweight title.

The turn of events lead to Aldo's camp accusing Pettis of faking an injury, but that eventually turned into an apology.

Aldo and Pettis is perhaps the superfight that seems the most likely to happen as both guys are interested in the fight, and the weight difference isn't substantial.

As pointed out by White and well-known to MMA fans, Aldo's weight cuts to 145 pounds aren't fun. He may have gotten better at it, but it's clear that it's something that is a major concern for Aldo and his camp.

It also makes sense in terms of timing as Pettis recently expressed his interest in coming back in July, and Aldo should be ready for another fight by July or August.

That is, unless Ricardo Lamas pulls a Chris Weidman by threatening to "f**k up [White's] super fights."

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