Injury forces new UFC champ Jose Aldo to withdraw from UFC 125


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The UFC has decided to cancel an entire pay-per-view card after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the main event with an injury.
Aldo, who was scheduled to defend his 145-pound title in a rematch against Chad Mendes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 2, suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out of training for three to four weeks, and the promotion decided to cancel the whole event.
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