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UFC News: McGregor vs. Aldo still on, interesting new opponent considered, Demetrious Johnson's next fight, CM Punk (updated)

By Josh Nason,

On Wednesday's UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani dropped some interesting UFC newsbits:

UPDATE: After UFC Tonight, Dana White tweeted the following after news broke that featherweight champion Jose Aldo has a bone bruise and cartilage damage and not a fractured rib:

- On UFC Tonight, Helwani discussed that Frankie Edgar had volunteered to take Aldo's place if offered, as did Chad Mendes. The surprising name in the mix? Nate Diaz. That fight would have been at 155 pounds and there wass 'mutual interest' from all camps in making that happen if Aldo couldn't go in 17 days.

- Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk needs surgery on her fractured right thumb suffered in her beating of Jessica Penne last Saturday. The surgery is set for next week in Los Angeles.

- Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title again John Dodson, but the date is TBD.

- CM Punk has made the move to Milwaukee full time in order to train at RoufuSport full time. There is still no update on his debut, but Duke Roufus loves him. He recently sparred five full rounds.

- Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is taking some time off as he's essentially missing his ACL. He's undergoing stem cell treatment, but will be ready in four months. He wants to fight on UFC 192 in Houston on October 3rd.

- Fabricio Werdum's manager thinks Andrei Arlovski makes the most sense to fight the new heavyweight champion, but Werdum is nursing some injuries and won't be ready to fight until December 2015.

- On GSP's possible return due to the new drug testing, Helwani was told that it was a step in the right direction but other hurdles would be need to be cleared if he was to return.