Originally Posted by Donald Keys
Thats what happens when the champion of a division has already beaten everyone and there isn't a clear #1 contender. There isn't an interesting fight with a deserving contender for either of those guys. Thats part of the reason Aldo needs to move to 155.
If only Aldo got the Penn deal. He beats Pettis he stays at 155 as champion and relinquishes the title. Meanwhile, Swanson and Mendes fight for the Interim title, undisputed if Aldo wins.
He loses, he fights the winner of Swanson vs Mendes.