UFC President Dana White said it was relatively easy to make the Jose Aldo-Anthony Pettis fight happen, but initially there was confusion. At one point Aldo and his camp were under the impression that if Aldo went on to win the title at lightweight he would be able to go back down to featherweight, but White quickly straightened that all out on UFC Tonight.
UFC President Dana White told UFC Tonight
“It wasn’t difficult to get the fight. I called Andre [Pederneiras] yesterday and it took two minutes to get the fight done. He said that after Aldo beats Pettis, he wants to move up to 155 and fight there. I said that was fine, but one of the matchmakers called and said there was a misunderstanding, that he wants to go to 155, win the title, and go back to 145. That’s not happening. If he moves to 155, he stays at 155 and he holds that belt. If Pettis wins the fight, Pettis is going to have to stay at 145 and defend that belt a couple of times.”