Jose Aldo out of UFC 153 Bout with Frankie Edgar Due to Foot Injury

Matthew RothFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2012

Can we put a cap on injury news? Like two injuries a day. 

Well, here's some more terrible news in the wake of other terrible news. Jose Aldo has been forced from his title defense against Frankie Edgar due to a foot injury. Edgar stepped up on short notice when Erik Koch bowed out because of an injury. 

Last week, Aldo was in a motorcycle accident where it was reported that he had some swelling in his foot. The swelling was originally thought to be minor. Apparently, that original diagnosis was incorrect, as Aldo is out of his bout. 

Dana White hit Twitter to break the news, which Guilherme Cruz of Tatame subsequently confirmed:

Now Aldo is out with foot injury. Main and co main in the same day!! Another amazing day at the UFC. We have some work to do

— Dana White (@danawhite) September 11, 2012

This is honestly terrible. After a grueling summer with cards plagued by injuries, the UFC's final five pay-per-views were stacked. 

Losing Aldo effectively kills UFC 153 as it stands right now. The card was already damaged by the loss of Quinton Jackson, who pulled out due to an elbow injury. The UFC now needs to scramble to put together not just a co-main event, but a main event that will appease the Brazilian fans. 

I wonder if Anderson Silva is willing to step up and save this card like he was with UFC 151. They could really use him right about now. Maybe a third match with Chael Sonnen at light heavyweight. Do whatever they have to do to save this card.