UFC Injury Watch 2012: Jose Aldo Injured, Barao/Faber Moved to UFC 149


Will it ever end?

Following one of the most inconvenient, injury-laden weeks in recent memory, another major UFC star is hurt, and another fight is on the shelf. As first reported by Sportsnet MMA analyst “Showdown” Joe Ferraro, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury, and has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 149 main event bout against Erik Koch.

Rather than find a replacement to face Koch, UFC officials have opted to move one of two championship bouts from UFC 148, bringing the interim bantamweight title fight between TUF Live coach Urijah Faber and Renan Barao to Calgary, maintaining a championship caliber fight on the first ever UFC card in Alberta.

MMAConvert will have more on this ridiculous string of injuries as they develop.

Photo Credit: Felipe Dana/AP Photo

  • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

    Wow,at this rate the ufc will run out of fighters to fill cars with by the end of the month

  • Mooliani

    they stacked the calgary card to sell out quick now they are pulling all the big fighters off. I want a refund on my tickets

  • Tar1

    I’m pretty disappointed in how the YYC – UFC 149 Card is turning out.  I like Faber just fine but I’m feeling ripped with the constant changes.  We put a lot of cash into this and we are not getting what we paid for.  I’m hoping Dana White and UFC (Canada) recognize the value of their Canadian audience and come up with something.  Otherwise this may well be the last sell out UFC in Calgary. We won’t buy again unless something changes.

  • Scottm2929

    this is a joke ever since fighters got insurance while training theyv been pullin out for everything. sumtins gotta change

  • Mooliani

    im 3 hours from calgary and i will never pay for canadian tickets again next time im just flying to vegas you will get better fights and waaaaaay cheaper tickets.(paid 2500 for 3 seats). Come on ufc show western canada some love

  • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

    I don’t get why people complain yet they still do what they say they’ll never do again,I don’t know how many people I’ve heard say they’ll never pay for a PPv again yet the next week your credit card is being billed $55,I wish the UFC would bring even a fight night card with nothing but mid to low tier fighters anywhere near where I live,everyone knows that injuries can throw off fight cards,plus there’s always the option of reselling your tickets and get all or most of your money back

  • Mike_gosling

    This card is pathetic and not worth 200$ for good seats barely worth watching for free on tv, I didn’t buy tickets because they were too much of a ripoff even if the card was as it was originally scheduled. The ufc is out of control as far as ripping their fans off. I have paid for probably a 100 ppv and been to 2 live events anaheim and montreal and yes they were a good time but even with good seats you can’t see the fight very well.. It’s the same with every big company the more they make the more they rip you off, they just keep raising the prices. I love mma with a passion but I hope it folds because these guys are just getting greedy and the fighters have nothing to fight for anymore as the big dogs are all loaded now and they don’t have that fight for my livelyhood mentality anymore.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

Event Date: May 10, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler III

Event Date: May 17, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

Event Date: May 24, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass