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Jose Aldo injured and out of UFC 153

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, looks

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, looks on during a news conference for UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta. Aldo is slated to defend his title against Canada's Erik Koch in a mixed martial arts bout on July 21 at the Saddledome. (May 9, 2012) Credit: AP

It was the type of one-two combination you want to see inside the octagon, not the Twitter timeline of the guy who puts people inside the octagon.

About two hours after UFC president Dana White tweeted that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was injured and wouldn't be fighting at UFC 153 in Brazil on Oct. 13, down went the main event as well.

Jose Aldo, the featherweight champion, had to pull out of his title defense against Frankie Edgar because of a foot injury stemming from when a car hit the motorcycle he was riding in his native Brazil.

"Now, Aldo is out with a foot injury, main and co-main in the same day," White wrote on his verified Twitter account. "Another amazing day at the UFC; we have some work to do."

Yes, they do.

With the top two fights on the pay-per-view card falling off, UFC must now scramble to put a viable -- and sellable -- card together. Especially coming off the cancelation of UFC 151 last month because of a late-disclosed injury by Dan Henderson and Jon Jones' decision not to fight replacement Chael Sonnen.

Aldo was originally scheduled to fight Erik Koch at UFC 153, but Koch pulled out with a knee injury and was replaced by former lightweight champion Edgar. It was Aldo who pulled out of UFC 149 against Koch with a leg injury. Aldo's last fight was Jan. 14 in Brazil when he knocked out Chad Mendes in the final seconds of the first round then went sprinting into the crowd to celebrate.

What happens to Edgar on this card is to be determined. Edgar's management team told MMA Junkie that he's willing to stay on the Oct. 13 card in Brazil.


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