UFC 153: Jose Aldo Involved in Motoring Accident, Walks Away Unharmed

Midhun NairCorrespondent IISeptember 3, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Mixed martial artist Jose Aldo (R) and his manager Ed Soares arrive at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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How would you have reacted if I had come bearing the news that Jose Aldo would not be able to compete at UFC 153 and his match with Frankie Edgar had been postponed? 

Fortunately, this is not the case and Jose Aldo will be able to compete at UFC 153 and will defend his title against Frankie Edgar in "The Answer's" featherweight debut. 

Over the weekend—in Jose Aldo's native land of Brazil—Aldo was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a car. Aldo was incredibly lucky to walk away unscathed, but his coaches are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that Aldo remains healthy in the lead-up to his title defense. Aldo's teammates, who reside near the scene of the crash (Luis Ramos and Alexandre Baixinho), took Aldo to see head coach Andre Pederneiras, who advised Aldo to stick to riding in taxis until October 13th. 

This event could have very easily been similar to that of Frank Mir's. Mir was involved in a motorcycle accident himself just a few years ago when he was the UFC heavyweight champion at the time. The accident led to a lengthy timeout for Mir. Thankfully, Mir managed to bounce back from his injuries to claim the title once again. 

Expect fireworks on October 13 when we see two of the best strikers go toe-to-toe at UFC 153 in a fight that surely won't be disappointing.