UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will not defend his title Jan. 1 in Las Vegas after suffering a compacted vertebrae in his neck.
After an impressive run as the WEC’s 145-pound champion, Aldo was set to make his UFC debut on New Years day against 22-year-old challenger Josh Grispi at UFC 125 which features a lightweight championship in the main event between titleholder Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard .
Aldo was awarded the UFC belt Saturday prior to UFC 123 in Auburn Hills, Mich.
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