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Jose Aldo likely out of UFC 125 due to injury

It appears UFC 125 may be temporarily left without a co-headlining bout, as news broke late Tuesday that featherweight champ Jose Aldo will likely be withdrawing from the card due to an injury he suffered while training for the New Year’s Day card.

Aldo, who was officially awarded the UFC Featherweight Championship over the weekend during UFC 123, was scheduled to defend his belt against 14-1 contender Josh Grispi at the event.

News of Aldo’s situation was originally reported by HeavyMMA, who stated he would be pulled from the show, then later amended by ESPN’s Josh Gross via Twitter who explained the injury was related to the Brazilian suffering a “compacted vertebrae” but that Aldo still plans to fight. The injury is believed to require at least a month of rehab.

The 24-year old phenom is currently on a eleven-fight win streak and is 18-1 overall. He holds notable victories over Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, and Manny Gamburyan, and is believed by many to be one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

5 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    This sucks…
    Perhaps Giving him the belt before the match jinxed it…JK. Hope he comes back by February

  • danw84 says:

    Noooooo….

    I guess maybe he can fight on the Superbowl card, and make the best card ever into an even better best card ever.

    But this sucks for now.

  • Guthookd says:

    WTF. You mean to tell me that Jose Aldo is human? If he’s smart he will not fight until he’s fully recovered. A loss the first time out for the UFC will tarnish his reputation. Do the right thing Aldo….wait it out.

  • Dufresne says:

    If he’s smart he will not fight until he’s fully recovered. A loss the first time out for the UFC will tarnish his reputation. Do the right thing Aldo….wait it out.
    Exactly. Aldo, please don’t go the route that Shogun did by fighting before you’re really healed. It just leads to more injuries down the line and decreased performance. You’re still young, it won’t take that long for you to heal back to 100%. I can guarantee that it’ll take you longer to get your title back if you rush it and get beat because of it.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    wE ALL KNOW THAT YOU WOULD NEVER BACK AWAY FROM A ufc DEBUT-yOU BETTER SHOW UP NOW!!!!!

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