Jose Aldo out of UFC 153 bout with Frankie Edgar due to injuryPosted on September 11, 2012, 07:00 PM by Mike Searson
Now Aldo is out with foot injury. Main and co main in the same day!! Another amazing day at the UFC. We have some work to do— Dana White (@danawhite) September 11, 2012
Aldo suffered a swollen foot and several scratches on September 1 after a car hit the motorcycle he was riding in the Copacabana section of Rio de Janeiro, but said the injuries were minor and would not prevent him from defending his title against Edgar.
Aldo originally withdrew from a July 21 bout against Erik Koch at UFC 149 in Calgary, Canada due to a leg injury. The fight was rescheduled for UFC 153. Then Koch tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee and withdrew from the bout, so Edgar stepped up.
Aldo (21-1) has not fought since January 14 when he knocked out Chad Mendes in the first round at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro.