Jose Aldo could return from a spine injury and make his UFC debut in Toronto at UFC 129, according to UFC president Dana White. He revealed the news during today’s conference call, and added that Mark Hominick would earn himself the title shot if he beats George Roop at UFC Fight Night 23.
Dana White confirmed on Tuesday’s UFC conference call that if “The Machine” beats George Roop at Fight for the Troops 2 on Jan. 22, he will fight Jose Aldo for the 145-pound title at UFC 129 on April 30 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
When asked what would happen if Hominick should lose to Roop, White said the organization will have to go “back to the drawing board.”
It’s not completely clear if Aldo would stay on the Toronto card if Hominick loses, but it’s been said that Aldo would be ready to go as soon as March, so it’s probably a safe bet they’d keep him there unless they couldn’t find a suitable title contender.
It will be a sweet card if he stays. Jose Aldo’s UFC debut would be a welcomed addition to a line-up that already includes Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields and Randy Couture vs Lyoto Machida.
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