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On Sept. 11, in the span of one hour, UFC 153 lost both its headlining bouts. UFC Presient Dana White tweeted on Tuesday that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was off the Oct. 13 fight card because of an elbow injury and fans were collectively disappointed. The card was weakened, but at least Jose Aldo was fighting Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title in arguably the most anticipated 145-pound MMA fight of all time. No less than 60 minutes later White once again took to Twitter to announce Aldo was out of the main event against Edgar because of a foot injury stemming from a recent motorcycle accident.
As of Wednesday morning, no replacements for Jackson or Aldo have been announced. However, White did sit down with Yahoo! Sports to discuss the injuries to the UFC 153 headliners, saying that unlike UFC 151 where the main event dropped out eight days before the event, he time to find suitable replacements for UFC 153.
“I gotta fix it now,” White said. “I have time to fix this one, and we’ll figure something out.”
Watch White’s interview with Yahoo! Sports below.