‘I Have Time To Fix (UFC 153),’ Says Dana White

The UFC was hit with some severe news on Tuesday, as UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson both informed the promotion they would not be able to compete in October at UFC 153.

After having to cancel the first event in 11 years last month due to an injury, UFC president Dana White informed Yahoo! Sports that won’t be the case this time around.

I got to fix it now. I have time to fix this one, and we’ll figure something out.

Aldo was set to take on Frankie Edgar in the main event from his native country of Brazil. Jackson, meanwhile was prepared to battle Glover Teixeira in the co-main event, while also making his final appearance inside the Octagon.

White added that Edgar was devastated by the news concerning Aldo, adding, “this kid can’t catch a break.”

Several fighters have already come forward to replace Aldo and Jackson, with Team Alpha Male members Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes both offering their services to face Edgar. Fabio Maldonado has proclaimed himself ready to meet Teixeira if the UFC asks.

  • Matt Silliman

    Anderson Silva said he offered to fight on short notice when Hendo got hurt “for the fans” now he has the opportunity to stand behind that with more time to prepare and in his native country. Silva vs. Wiedman and have Sonnen fight Teixeria. If Sonnen wins you could still have him fight Griffin. If not, I would live to see Chuck come out of retirement and fight Griffin. He wouldn’t have to worry about getting Ko’d. Just a dream..

    • LeoLarios

      Me thinks weidman is recovering from elbow surgery or about to get surgery not too sure but he will be out a while for sure. Sonnen vs texeira sounds like a good matchup for 153.

  • ignacio

    move the flyweight belt to headline 153

  • Ed Lib

    Anderson Silva x Stephan Bonnar at 205 for UFC 153!

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