Jose Aldo out of Chad Mendes bout due to injury

An injury has forced UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo out of a planned late-summer bout with Chad Mendes writes

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury and has been forced to withdraw from a planned late-summer bout with Chad Mendes.

Multiple sources close to the fight confirmed the news with on Monday afternoon.

Aldo’s injury is believed to be a minor setback and the featherweight champion will be able to fight by mid-September. Mendes plans on taking a fight instead of waiting for the September title shot.

Aldo last appeared at UFC 129, winning a decision victory over the gutsy Mark Hominick. The undefeated Mendes earned his title shot with a win over Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 126.

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Brock Lesnar bows out of UFC 131 with diverticulitis

According to, Brock Lesnar has pulled out of his UFC 131 bout with Junior dos Santos due to a relapse of diverticulitis.

A relapse of diverticulitis has forced former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to pull out of his scheduled UFC 131 fight with Junior dos Santos.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news today.

Lesnar was scheduled to face fellow Ultimate Fighter 13 coach Dos Santos in the main event of UFC 131 in Vancouver. The winner would receive a title shot. Shane Carwin will face dos Santos instead.

Lesnar indicated on the conference call that his career isn’t over and he is not retiring, but that he has to figure out a way to beat the illness so that he can train to the best of his capabilities. “I’ve just got to find the right solution to fix this problem,” Lesnar said.

More on this story as it develops.

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Cops investigate Matt Hughes after alleged bar brawl

Legendary welterweight Matt Hughes is at the center of a police investigation stemming from an April bar brawl, this according to

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes is at the center of a police investigation filed in Illinois.

TMZ reported this morning that Hughes was involved in an altercation inside of a bar on April 23 in Taylor Springs, Il. The report says that Hughes became involved in an argument with another bar patron and pushed a man into a woman, breaking her nose in the process.

Hughes is expected to face Diego Sanchez at UFC 135. will have more on the story as it develops.

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All UFC 129 fighters receive medical suspensions, including GSP

According to, all 24 fighters who competed at UFC 129 last weekend have received medical suspensions, including welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.

Out of the 24 suspensions given out, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and six others earned the lengthiest with 60 day suspensions. The other six include Mark Hominick, who fought featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the evening’s co-main event, Randy Couture, Jason Brilz, Kyle Watson, Charlie Valencia, and Sean Pierson. Hominick and St. Pierre were the only ones out of the seven to avoid being knocked out.

From the evening’s preliminary card, Nate Diaz was given a suspension of 45 days following his loss to Rory MacDonald, while Jake Ellenberger will be out the same amount of time following his knockout victory over Sean Pierson.

UFC 129 took place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto and featured St. Pierre’s welterweight title defense against Jake Shields. In the co-main event of the evening, featherweight title-holder Aldo managed to outpoint Hominick on the judges’ scorecards.

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Jon Jones injured, Davis to step in against Evans

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been forced out of his UFC 133 bout against Rashad Evans, and Phil Davis has stepped in for the August bout writes Nate Lawson of

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not meet Rashad Evans later this year.

Neil Davidson of the Canadian Press broke the news today that the champion was forced out of the contest and that the fast-rising Phil Davis will step in against Evans at UFC 133 this August.

According to, Jones has been sidelined due to a torn right hand ligament, and the recovery will apparently be a lengthy one. A timetable has not been set, though.

Jones defeated former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128 last month to earn the light heavyweight strap. Immediately following the fight, former champion Evans entered the cage, and the pair agreed to fight for the championship later this year.

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