Jose Aldo out of first UFC title defence after suffering compacted vertebrae

The WEC’s final 145-pound champion and the newly crowned UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout with top contender Josh Grispi.

Aldo was awarded with the UFC title this past weekend at a ceremony in Detroit, Michigan. Aldo vs. Grispi was expected for the co-main event of “UFC 125: Resolution,” which takes place January 1st at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, A slot that was originally suspose to be a heavyweight showdown between Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson.

According to’s Josh Gross, who posted the news on his official Twitter account, the injury was a “compacted vertebrae (which) caused tingling in both arms” and will force Aldo out of action for “at least a month for therapy.”

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