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Jose Aldo, Quinton Jackson yanked from UFC 153 due to injury

The lineup for UFC 153 took a massive hit today after UFC President Dana White revealed both featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Quinton Jackson had been forced off the card after suffering injuries while training for their respective bouts. Aldo was set to headline the October 13 event against Frankie Edgar, the latter being a substitution himself after top contender Erik Koch went down while preparing for the match-up. Comparably, Jackson was involved in a co-headlining clash with Glover Teixeira.

“Another amazing day at the UFC. We have some work to do,” wrote White on Twitter.

Replacements are currently being sought for both bouts. The situation marks the second straight time Aldo has withdrawn from a title-fight for health-related reasons.

Perhaps easing the organization’s stress, former WEC featherweight title-holder (and current UFC bantamweight) Urijah Faber went online to say he was in the process of bulking up in case the matchmaking team called him as a replacement for Aldo. Faber was last seen going toe-to-toe with interim 135-pound champion Renan Barao in July, ultimately coming up short in a hard-fought decision loss.


  • Big Stank says:

    Sooooo is Dana gunna freak out and cancel the event now?

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Maybe jacksons trying sabotage the card.

  • MCM says:

    Anderson Silva vs. Rashad Evans at LW for the Main event.

    not that that’s happening, but if Silva was willing to step in on short notice before to save a card, why not step up in Brazil to save a card. And Rashad is gonna be in decent shape since he’s been training Vitor.

  • Screenplaya says:

    Dear currently-inactive fighters,

    Pay up you vehicular injury insurance because Dana is gonna be calling, counting to ten, and then throwing you under the nearest bus.

  • I meant to thumbs up you MCM, stupid small touch screen devices! If nothing else rashad vs Glover could be a good Co main

  • Creature says:

    Well this card is pretty much ruined.. I was really looking forward to this one too. But i do like the growing idea of Faber/Edgar. And Rashad/Silva. Those fights could both save it but i have a hard time seeing many other fights being able to give us a quality substitute for the fights lost.

  • MCM says:

    I think for the Main event, the UFC is gonna want a Brazilian. And they’re gonna want a Brazilian with fame. Bacially, that’s Aldo, Anderson, Big Nog, and Vitor. Aldo and Big Nog are out, and Vitor is fighting at 152 and unless he gets a 30 second KO win, I don’t think he’ll be ready to fight at 153. That leaves A.S. Since he doesn’t have a fight booked, was willing to step up to fight at 151, and can fight in several weight classes, I think he’s the most logical choice.
    I’d love to see him fight Rashad, but Silva could literally take on any LHW and it would be a seller. Ooh, how bout Silva/Shogun with Machida/Hendo as a co-main? Winner gets a shot at the belt for real this time.


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