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Jose Aldo definitely out of UFC 153 despite injury denial given to Brazilian outlet [UPDATED]
Sep 11, 2012 - 7:30:26 PM
Jose Aldo definitely out of UFC 153 despite injury denial given to Brazilian outlet [UPDATED]
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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Well, this is interesting. Shortly after UFC President Dana White announced that UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo was out of UFC 153 next month with a foot injury, one he attributed to Aldo's motorcycle accident from earlier this year, Aldo has denied that he's out of the fight.

"I do not know anything about that," Aldo said in an interview with Brazil's UOL Esporte. "I'm fine, I just train. No [the accident didn't hamper my training], I'm training normal. For me there was nothing spoken. Even on one leg I would fight."

Either White was mistaken about Aldo's injury forcing him out of the event, or Aldo's camp pulled the plug. Somewhere some lines got crossed, however, as we've now got White announcing Aldo's removal and Aldo saying he's fine. Stay tuned for more updates as they come.

Penick's Analysis: I'm not sure what to think on this one. White let the news break, and seemed very much upset and in disbelief that he was being forced to find a new main event. If Aldo's alright to go, then it saves the UFC a lot of trouble. However, perhaps Aldo was checked out by a UFC doctor following the motorcycle accident, who then relayed the message. Pure speculation of course, but at this stage Aldo has only added confusion with these comments.

UPDATE: Alright, we've got an update here, and there's nothing to see here, folks. Jose Aldo is definitely, 100% out of UFC 153, these quotes were given as Aldo was told to deny anything when asked by his coach Andre Pederneiras. That's the word from ESPN's Josh Gross on Twitter. So Aldo was reached out to, was told by his coach to deny anything, so he said he'd be fighting, when in fact he is not. So there you have it, UFC 153 is up in smoke at the moment, and the UFC will have to figure out what to do next.


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