Jose Aldo Hurt, Out Of Chad Mendes Bout

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo

Aldo suffers injury, forced out of title defense

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury and has been forced to withdraw from a planned late-summer bout with Chad Mendes.

Multiple sources close to the fight confirmed the news with on Monday afternoon.

Aldo’s injury is believed to be a minor setback and the featherweight champion will be able to fight by mid-September. Mendes plans on taking a fight instead of waiting for the September title shot.

Aldo last appeared at UFC 129, winning a decision victory over the gutsy Mark Hominick. The undefeated Mendes earned his title shot with a win over Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 126.

Note: The Aldo/Mendes bout was never signed or officially announced, only in the planning stages.

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