Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:22 am
By Chase Hughes
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered a compacted vertebrae in his neck and will not defend his title on January 1st in Las Vegas, according to a report by Heavy.com. Aldo was awarded the UFC belt prior to UFC 123 in Auburn, Michigan after a dominant run as the WEC's 145-pound champ.
According to his representative, Jorge Guimaraes, Aldo experienced tingling in both arms while working out in South America. He underwent an MRI after experiencing pain and lack of strength while training.
The 24-year-old mixed martial artist holds an 18-1 record in WEC, one of the best pound-for-pound marks in fighting. After the recent merge between the WEC and UFC, Aldo was granted the title belt for the Featherweight Division. Having yet to fight in the UFC, if Aldo decided to retire due to injury he would be the first champion to have never fought in the organization.
Ozzie Guillen explains why he thinks Manny Machado is a better fit for the Cubs than the White Sox. Plus, Guillen and Marlon Byrd react to 19-year-old Juan Soto hitting a homer in his first at-bat with the Nationals.
Later in the show the guys debate who had the better rants in front of the media: Guillen or Byrd?
Finally, Byrd opens up about his PED suspensions, relates to the guys caught using PEDs now and Guillen offers up a solution to rid baseball of PEDs entirely.
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:
Ozzie Guillen is not one to shy away from having a strong opinion about something.
On NBC Sports Chicago’s Baseball Night in Chicago show on Tuesday, Guillen gave his view on how Major League Baseball can stop the usage of performance-enhancing drugs.
“Major League Baseball, you want to cut this thing down?” Guillen said on the show. “You cancel the contract to this kid. Then you’re going to see that. You get caught one time, you’re banned from baseball, then you’re going to stop with that. Because if you’re going to make $200 million and lose $11 million? I’m going to do it.”
Guillen is going off the idea that a player who used PEDs to get a big contract only loses part of it when he eventually gets caught and suspended. Canceling the rest of a contract takes away some of the financial incentive to use PEDs.
“If you get caught when you are young and you try to survive in the game, well, I don’t agree with them, but you can survive in this game that way,” Guillen said. “You know how hard it is right now. How Major League Baseball is on the top of this thing, day in and day out. They’re not going to play around with this thing.”
Marlon Byrd, who was twice suspended for PED use, was also on the show and talked about his PED suspensions.