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Old 02-27-2013, 05:42 PM
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Earlier this week, ( reported that, with a win over Anthony Pettis in August, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo then would fight for the lightweight title.

As it turns out, such a scenario would result in a permanent move to 155 pounds.

"He said that after Aldo beats Pettis, [Aldo] wants to move up to 155 and fight there," UFC President Dana White said Tuesday on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight." "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."

The Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) vs. Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) bout, which required Pettis to drop a weight class, is expected to headline a currently unannounced Aug. 3 event. A venue hasn't been determined for the event.

Aldo looks to extend his 15 fight-win streak at the event. The Brazilian striker went 8-0 in the WEC, where he won the belt from Mike Brown and defended it twice. Since his move to the UFC, he's made successful title defenses over Mark Hominick, Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar.

Should he earn a shot at the lightweight title, Aldo would look to join Randy Couture and B.J. Penn as the only men to own UFC titles in two weight classes.

He'd face either current lightweight champion Benson Henderson or final Strikeforce titleholder Gilbert Melendez, who meet in April at UFC on FOX 7.
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