Another week, another snakebitten Ultimate Fighting Championship event.
Oft-injured featherweight champion Jose Aldo withdrew from his scheduled title defense against Frankie Edgar in the UFC 153 headliner on Oct. 13 in Brazil, and onetime light heavyweight kingpin Quinton “Rampage” Jackson followed suit, exiting from the co-main event against Glover Teixeira.
In their stead, the UFC has called upon longtime middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva and Brazilian icon Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Silva will meet Stephan Bonnar at 205 pounds in the new headliner, while “Minotauro” returns from a horrific arm injury to face Dave Herman in the co-main event.
UFC 153 was not the only subject drawing attention on the Sherdog.net forums. Other topics of interest this week include Jackson’s demand for respect, Michael Bisping’s incessant trash talking and whether or not light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has fought an opponent with Vitor Belfort’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills.