This news coming on the same day as Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was also reported to have an elbow injury preventing him from fighting Glover Teixiera on the same event. Now, Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting has tweeted an interesting quote that gives the story an interesting twist:
"I'm fine, I just train...No, I'm training normal. For me there was nothing spoken. Even on one leg I would fight. " - Aldo saying he's fine— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) September 11, 2012
This is quite an odd scenario. The news of Aldo's reported injury has already made its rounds, but could it be that it was bogus? What could be the reason for Dana White tweeting that he was injured, if he's saying here that he's fine?
Update: Click here for a link to a translated version of the article where Jose said the above quote.
Update #2: Ariel Helwani crushes my dreams:
Update #3: Josh Gross makes sure I can't have any hope:
Please ignore quotes from Jose Aldo that he'll fight. He was told by Andre Pederneiras not to confirm anything if asked. He's confirmed out.— Josh Gross (@JoshGrossESPN) September 11, 2012
Update #4: The final nail in the coffin:
Sorry guys, i really want to fight but is hurting a lot my injuries. Im very sad right now!— Jose 'Scarface' Aldo (@josealdojunior) September 11, 2012