Pettis: Aldo’s in my way
Anthony Pettis was guaranteed a title fight in the light weight division, but would have to wait for it. Instead he choose to step down in weight class for an immediate title shot at Jose Aldo, a fight he’s confident he’ll win:
“I feel like my stand-up’s something he’s never seen,” Pettis said. “He’s not going to be able to find training partners that can do what I do. I’m used to the leg kicks. I’ve been kicked there since I was five, so I feel like my range is longer than him. I’m bigger than him, I can match him in speed and power and I’ve got a style like nobody else’s.”
If the fight with Aldo goes well, Pettis has made no bones about his desire to eventually move back to the lightweight division and settle things with Henderson in that division as well. For now, his focus can only be on Aldo, but there is no denying he will be a lightweight again one day.
“Aldo’s in my way, I can’t really think about ‘let’s move back to 55.’ Let’s see what happens at 45 first and then I’ll make my decision from there,” Pettis stated. “155 is my home. I’ve got a guy like Aldo in front of me, that’s enough for me to focus on. Jose Aldo is next and that’s all I’m focusing on.”