"The Aldo fight is on," UFC President Dana White said of Aldo vs Pettis. "It's done. The fight's done: Pettis vs. Aldo in August."
Aldo originally wasn't thrilled about having to face Pettis, as "Showtime" is coming in from a difference UFC division.
That said, Aldo's manager didn't think Pettis was a true No. 1 contender.
"Andre Pederneiras was in England and he sat down with me and Lorenzo (Fertitta) and was like, 'We don't think he deserves it,'" White explained. "What do you mean you don't think he deserves it? 'Well, he might be the No. 1 guy at 155, but how does that make him the No. 1 guy (at 145)?' Are you out of your f---ing mind? Are you serious? Did you seriously just ask me that question?"
The UFC hasn't yet announced an official date for the Aldo vs Pettis fight, explaining only that it is slated for sometime in August. The targeted date is Aug. 3 at a yet-to-be-determined location.
"It's like if Aldo wanted to move up to 155, are we going to say he's not the No. 1 contender? What are you talking about?"
Aldo's camp has since reconsidered, and White said Aldo's manager called to accept the challenge as it was originally presented.
"Aldo vs Pettis, and it's for Aldo's UFC 145-pound title," White wrote on Twitter.