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UFC champion Jose Aldo injured, out of Aug. 2 fight at Staples Center
UFC champion Jose Aldo injured, out of Aug. 2 fight at Staples Center

Jose Aldo, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s gifted featherweight champion, has suffered a training camp injury and won’t be able to defend his belt as scheduled Aug. 2 at Staples Center against Chad Mendes. A UFC spokesman said Thursday “the only information we have is that [Aldo] is out of the fight.” A Brazilian report indicated Aldo suffered a shoulder and back injury, but the UFC could not confirm that. Aldo (24-1) has been champion since April 2011 and has successfully defended the belt five times, against challengers including Mendes, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Kenny Florian. Mendes (16-1) has won five consecutive fights, including...

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