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MMA Quick Hits 2/6/13: Pettis discusses why he’s fighting Aldo, Barnett turns down UFC offer

Anthony Pettis was on Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight” and discussed why he chose to drop down to featherweight and take on the champion, Jose Aldo, instead of waiting for the winner between Ben Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. “To me, Aldo is a tougher fight – that’s why I asked for it. He’s one of those guys who has gone through his opponents like crazy and he just beat the last 155-pound champ. Aldo is definitely a tougher challenge for me. I’ve beaten Benson Henderson once and I think I’m going to be doing it again soon, but right now Aldo is the guy on my radar…The biggest thing is where he’s

R. K. Menn has been following MMA since 1998. He has also trained in Muay Thai, Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He tries to catch any and all MMA events whenever possible. You can find his opinions on pretty much any and all sports.

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