Today was a huge day for the UFC as they announced the release of the Reebok fight kit. That wasn’t the only reason why this day is being talked about though because some disheartening news just came to light and was confirmed by UFC president Dama White himself.
Earlier in the moth UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo sustained an injury that was first reported as a broken rib putting his fight with Conor McGregor in jeopardy sending fans into a frenzy, but was later confirmed as a just a bruised rib and the mayhem died down.
Today however UFC president Dana White said in an interview on sports center that Aldo’s coach informed him the pain was to severe and that Jose Aldo would be pulling out of his scheduled title defense during international fight week.
This makes the 5th title defense Aldo has pulled out of in his career so Dana White and the UFC have made the decision to have a bout for the interim featherweight title.
The new main event of UFC189 will now be Chad Mendes VS Conor McGregor and the winner of that fight will walk out of the octagon as the interim UFC featherweight champion.
UFC189 will take place live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on July 11th. The PPV will also feature co main event for the Welterweight title between Robbie Lawer and Rory McDonald.
This announcement is definitely a huge blow to the card along with fight fans alike since the UFC has been hyping up this fight for nearly over a year.
How do you guys feel about this announcement and who are you rooting for Mendes or McGregor??? Let us know in the comments.
In the meantime we here at WrestlingNewsBlog would like to wish Jose Aldo a speedy recovery.
F4Wonline.com reports that some of the TNA talents being released are actually being “transferred” as part of a TNA – GFW invasion angle. It’s expected that any TNA talent who is now in Global Force Wrestling, James Storm in particular, will be back on TNA TV in the near future.
Long-running wrestling news magazine, Pro Wrestling Illustrated announced this week that they are no longer recognizing TNA’s World Heavyweight Championship as a World Title. They will only recognize the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as World Title.
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Austin Aries’ TNA contract has expired and he’s done with the company.
Aries gas signed on with The Regime, a Los Angeles based talent management firm representing musicians, athletes and respected artist across all fields of entertainment.
For all inquires regarding Austin Aries, including booking, publicity and more, please contact Josh Eldridge at Josh@regimeinc.com.
Nick Aldis known as Magnus in TNA has signed on with Global Force Wrestling. His TNA contract just expired. Aldis is expected to be part of the next GFW Grand Slam Tour events on July 9 in Wisconsin, July 10 in Pennsylvania and July 11 in Ohio. He will also be headlining the first ever GFW world television taping on July 24 in Las Vegas.
“I’m ready to explore opportunities as a free agent that haven’t been open to me before. Jeff Jarrett has been instrumental in my career development and I have always respected him as a performer and promoter. As soon as I heard about GFW I knew that one way or another I would play a part. I’m very excited about that.” said Aldis.
GFW Founder and CEO couldn’t not be happier that Magnus has decided to join the force. “Nick is one of the brightest stars in professional wrestling today and I could not be more excited to have front and center promoting GFW. His star power in the UK will help give Global Force Wrestling the brand exposure we are looking for.”
Aldis star power transcends pro wrestling and he is someone we have had our eye on for months,” said Karen Jarrett Co-Founder of GFW.
Dixie Carter confirmed on Twitter that she inducted Jeff Jarrett into the TNA Hall of Fame during Saturday night’s Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando.
The ceremony should air in late July or Early August.