Jose Aldo Apologises for UFC 153, Still Wants Frankie Edgar Title Fight Next

UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo was struck by a car while he was traveling on a motorcycle in Brazil just 10 days ago. After an initial report by his head coach, Andre Pederneiras, stated the champion was okay and relegated to public transportation until his bout at UFC 153 for safety precautions, bad news broke on September 11th, 201 that his injuries were much more severe:

“It’s been almost 10 days since Aldo’s motorcycle accident and he has improved greatly. His injuries had already healed almost completely, but his right foot was very swollen. Today, during his first sparring workout, he couldn’t plant his right foot because of the pain. Because of his and our overwhelming desire that this fight against Edgar would happen, we tried to push it a bit, but we talked after practice and saw that he wasn’t able to train for the fight. We would like the fight [to be] postponed but the opponent kept.”

Aldo, speaking via Sherdog, said:

“I apologize to my fans for not being able to fight at 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 Frankie 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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