According to Heavy.com
Featherweight Dustin Poirier has agreed to fill in for injured UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and will face Josh Grispi at UFC 125 on Jan. 1.
Sources close to the fight informed Heavy.com of the change this afternoon.
Grispi will now risk his No. 1 contender status in the matchup, which additional sources have indicated will likely no longer serve as the evening's co-main event according to MMAJunkie.
Head of Nova Uniao, Andre Pederneiras says Jose Aldo
could return in three months: (via Sherdog.com
"It was such a really tough task for me to convince him not to fight. ... He was really disappointed and even cried after we made the decision. But finally, now we made the right decision. He’ll start physiotherapy and I think, in three months, he can finally make his Octagon debut."
Josh "The Fluke" Grispi (14-1)
Win L.C. Davis - Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEC 49
Win Jens Pulver - Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEC 41
Win Micah Miller - TKO (Punches) WEC 35
Dustin Poirier (8-1)
Win Zachary Micklewright - TKO (Punches) WEC 52
Loss Danny Castillo - Decision (Unanimous) WEC 50
Win Derek Gauthier - KO (Punches) Ringside MMA
HT: Lulz McGee