|English: MMA Featherweight champion José Aldo with a fan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Featherweight champion Jose Aldo is the latest in the UFC to sustain a foot injury. According to UFC president Dana White Aldo was forced out of his main event against Frankie Edgar because of the injury. Aldo was scheduled to face Edgar on October 13th in Rio. Edgar was already a replacement for Erick Koch, who fell out because of an injury.
Aldo suffered the injury in an automobile accident and the injury did not heal properly. "Scarface" was hit while on his motorcycle by a car in Brazil.
"It's been almost 10 days since Aldo's motorcycle accident and he has improved greatly," said Andre Pederneiras, Aldo's manager. "His injuries had already healed almost completely, but his right foot was very swollen. During his first sparring workout (Tuesday), he couldn't plant his right foot because of the pain."
Pederneiras immediately took Aldo out of the bout and both fighter and coach hope a rematch can be arranged.
Aldo regrets that his accident occurred, and apologized to fans saying, "I apologize to my fans for not being able to fight at the UFC 153, something I really wanted. It was a huge thrill to defend this belt at the last event in the city, and it would be even more wonderful to do it again now, against an opponent like Frank Edgar. I tried everything until the last second to be inside the Octagon, but it didn't happen. Hopefully the UFC keeps the opponent and postpones this meeting, because I really want to face him."
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