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Injured Aldo a no-go for UFC 125

Updated: November 24, 2010, 4:15 PM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will not defend his title Jan. 1 in Las Vegas after suffering a compacted vertebrae in his neck, ESPN.com confirmed Tuesday.

Set to make his UFC debut after an impressive run as the WEC's 145-pound champion, Aldo, who was awarded the UFC belt Saturday prior to UFC 123 in Auburn Hills, Mich., experienced tingling in both arms while training in Brazil, said Aldo's representative Jorge Guimaraes.

"He's heartbroken," Guimaraes said of ...

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