Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by BloodyElbow.com managing editor Brent Brookhouse.
After Jose Aldo's successful UFC featherweight title defense against Frankie Edgar and the sudden announcement that he will next defend against lightweight No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis on Aug. 3, Breen and Brookhouse discuss how exactly this strange and sensational matchup came together. The two analyze the potential personal and professional motivations that could've let Pettis to seek the Aldo challenge, whether or not the shot should've gone to a more tenured featherweight contender and what the matchup tells us about the current state of UFC matchmaking.
The duo also dissect the August bout, delving into why Pettis is the best challenger for Aldo stylistically speaking, what a victory could mean for Aldo's 2013 campaign, the Brazilian's potential as a longterm lightweight and much more.
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