There was disappointment in the air on Tuesday when the announcement was made that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo would be forced out of UFC 153 after suffering a foot injury from a motorcycle accident from a few days earlier.
Aldo’s removal from the UFC 153 fight card also led to former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar being pulled from the show.
Edgar had stepped in as a late notice replacement to face Aldo at UFC 153 due to Erik Koch‘s removal when he suffered a knee injury.
If there is a positive side to this entire ordeal for Edgar, it’s the fact that, while he won’t get a title shot against Aldo at UFC 153, he will still likely get the next crack at the featherweight belt.
Sources indicated to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday that all signs are pointing towards a Jose Aldo/Frankie Edgar fight as soon as the champion is back on his feet and ready to compete again.
Aldo’s foot injury was actually an infection that he was dealing with after the motorcycle accident, and if the healing process goes smoothly, he may be able to return in fairly short order.
Aldo told Sherdog.com on Thursday that he still wants the Edgar fight, as well stating, “Hopefully the UFC keeps the opponent and postpones this meeting because I really want to face him.”
It appears Aldo and Edgar will each get his wish with current plans keeping the featherweight title bout in tact, just moved to a later date.
For more news and rumros make sure to follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter