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UFC Would Arrange Interim Title Fight if Champ Jose Aldo Not Back by October

Despite being the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever known, rattling off six straight title defenses since the promotion introduced the division after absorbing the WEC in December 2010, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta (pictured) would have no qualms with arranging an interim title tilt if champ Jose Aldo is unable to return by October. Aldo was slated to defend his throne against...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 176 canceled, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing

On Tuesday night, the UFC made the news official – they would be canceling UFC 176, scheduled to take place on August 2nd from Los Angeles. Last week, featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced to pull out of title defense against Chad Mendes in the main event of the show due to a shoulder injury. Aldo backing out of the event is what led to awkward Dana White/Joe Rogan incident...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 176 canceled after injury to Jose Aldo

UFC 176 was set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 2, but on Tuesday the company was forced to cancel the event. Thanks to an injury to featherweight champion Jose Aldo, the UFC couldn’t replace the main event on such short notice and decided to cut its losses. It is the second time Zuffa (which owns the organization) has been forced to cancel a major...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 176 Off After Jose Aldo Injury

For just the second time in the organization’s history, the UFC announced Tuesday they are cancelling UFC 176, which was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles August 2. The cancelled event is linked to the late shoulder/spine injury of featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was scheduled to headline the card in a rematch with […]
Via Full Scale Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 176 ‘Postponed’ After Jose Aldo Injury

Unwilling to go down the same path as UFC 151, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has opted not to cancel UFC 176, but “postpone” the event instead. The event was slated to take place August 2 inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) was slated to headline the show against Chad Mendes, but Aldo was forced to withdraw last week...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 176 Postponed

UFC 176 was doomed the moment featherweight champion Jose Aldo suffered an injury in training camp and was out of his main event rematch against Chad Mendes. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports is reporting that UFC 176 has been postponed and would likely just be shifted to the show to take place on August 30 in Sacramento. UFC 176 is postponed. Aldo-Mendes will be rescheduled, probably...
Via Between The Ropes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Champion Pulled From UFC Main Event

The UFC has confirmed to ESPN that due to an injury, Jose Aldo must pull out of his next scheduled fight. The UFC featherweight champion suffered a shoulder and cervical spine injury after being taken down in training on July 1. Aldo (24-1) was set to make his seventh title defense against Chad Mendes (16-1) in the main event of UFC 176 on August 2nd. The two fighters met previously...
Via Ring Kings
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo Out Of UFC 176 Title Rematch With Chad Mendes

Reigning UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has had to pull out of his UFC 176 title rematch with Chad Mendes after he picked up an injury in training. The story was first broke by Ariel Helwani on the UFC Tonight show and later Aldo’s Nova Uniao camp confirmed that he had suffered both a shoulder and a cervical spine injury after being taken down during a training session. It’s...
Via Fight Of The Night
8 days ago  |  Discuss

With Aldo Out of UFC 176, Mendes Needs to Wait

News broke on Wednesday that Jose Aldo was forced to pull out of his title defense against Chad Mendes at UFC 176. The rematch was for the featherweight championship and was scheduled to take place on August 2 in Los Angeles. The injury to Aldo was not officially disclosed and as of this writing there has been no update on a potential new main event for UFC 176. One thing is for...
Via Overtime
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Jose Aldo Fades After Two Rounds; Needs to Earn Bigger Paycheck

Last month, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (pictured) emerged as the latest mixed martial artist to complain about his meager paycheck. Aldo also said that because he’s a lighter-weight fighter, he’s getting paid less than heavyweights who don’t don hardware. Like with everyone who has complained about the digits on their pay stubs, UFC president Dana White heard Aldo’s...
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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