The most exciting young fighter in the sport, recently crowned UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, won't be making his UFC debut to kick off the new year at UFC 125. Heavy's Jeremy Botter reported an injury has sidelined the champ:
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has withdrawn from his UFC 125 co-main event bout with Josh Grispi.
Sources close to the event notified Heavy.com of the news this afternoon.
A compacted vertebrae was causing tingling in Aldo's arms.
[UPDATE] - (From Josh Gross): Revise Aldo's "out" to the fight's in "jeopardy." Aldo just told his management he will fight regardless. I'm not so sure that happens.
[UPDATE 2] - (From Josh Gross): Returned home to an e-mail from Jose Aldo's trainer Andre Pederneiras, who says "Junior" is officially out of UFC 125 w/ "neck disk" injury.