Anthony Pettis set to choose between Jose Aldo at Featherweight and Gilbert Melendez at LightweightPosted on March 14, 2012, 06:56 AM by Anton Gurevich
Despite not getting his shot at Ben Henderson's UFC Lightweight title, it seems like the former WEC 155 champion Anthony Pettis will still fight for the belt this year. According to FuelTV's Ariel Helwani, Anthony Pettis is currently considering a move down to Featherweight, for an opportunity to challenge Jose Aldo for his title.
"I spoke to Anthony's manager just a few hours ago and he told me that he was really disappointed, but he respects the decision. He would consider going down to 145 to fight Aldo. This is definitely something to monitor."
Meanwhile, Gilbert Melendez's coach Cesar Gracie spoke about what's next for his protege, revealing that he hopes for BJ Penn or Anthony Pettis as an opponent for "El Nino". Melendez will put his title on the line on May 19th, but the identity of his opponent is still unknown.
Pettis is 15-2 in his career, with convincing victory over Joey Lauzon at last month's UFC 144 in Saitama, Japan.
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