Right now, Duke Roufus is as in the dark as the rest of the MMA world. Late Saturday night, UFC president Dana White stated that Jose Aldo is currently refusing to agree to meet Anthony Pettis for the UFC featherweight title.
Roufus, the trainer for Pettis, took to Twitter to try and ease the fire before it gets out of control regarding the planned August match.
“(White) please tell us fight with Aldo is still on! (Pettis) has been company fighter and supporter,” Roufus wrote. “Positive the Super Fight will get worked out. UFC (is) all about Fan Fights!”
Pettis, a former WEC lightweight champion, was declared the No. 1 contender at 155 pounds, but that title is currently locked up through April when Benson Henderson defends it against Gilbert Melendez.
Aldo defeated another former lightweight, Frankie Edgar, in his latest bout.
Roufus added a message on Sunday, writing, “Supporting and Prepping (Pettis) for August 3 Victory! All is Good in the Showtime Hood!”