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Quote of the Day: Getting Aldo not to fight 'a really tough task'

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Nova Uniao head Andre Pederneiras tells Sherdog.com that getting UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo to pull out of his UFC 125 title defense with Josh Grispi was "hell."

"It was such a really tough task for me to convince him not to fight. He wanted to fight anyway. He was really excited to make his UFC debut, but I told him [fighting] in such a crisis state, he may have really serious problems. He argued that he wanted to fight anyway, that people would think he was chickening out, but I insisted and convinced him."

Pederneiras said Aldo's been feeling pain in his right arm right a long time but finally got it looked it. He believes after a month of physiotherapy that Aldo will be able to make his UFC debut in about three months.

Aldo (18-1 overall, 8-0 WEC), defeated Mike Brown for the WEC featherweight title at WEC at WEC 44 and defended the title two times before the WEC was absorbed by the UFC last month.