"He wanted to fight injured. Me and his coaches were like, ‘No, you're not fighting. You're not going to make your UFC debut not being 100-percent.' He's excited to get in there and fight in his first UFC match. That kid is always ready to fight. He wants to fight all the time. If he could fight four times a year, he would. He hasn't fought since September and he's just itching to get in there and fight."
-- UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is healthy and ready to make his first title defense against Mark Hominick when the two square off in the co-main event of UFC 129 in Toronto on April 30. If we take Ed Soares' word for it (via MMAWeekly.com), the champ would have fought Josh Grispi at UFC 125 even with a bad neck. Fortunately for "Junior," and not so fortunately for "The Fluke," his coaches talked him out of risking any further damage. Grispi would lose his number one contender spot when Dustin Poirier backed him down and pounded him out on New Year's Day. In turn, Mark Hominick was given a chance to step up to the plate and he hit a home run with a knockout win over George Roop. Now the date is set, the champion is healthy and the 145-pound strap will be on the line. Is an overanxious Aldo an even bigger challenge for "The Machine?" Or does this make him vulnerable? Sound off, Maniacs.