Next month’s UFC title defense is in jeopardy, after Jose Aldo suffered and injury in training. One of the most anticipated fights of the year may have to wait.
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (25-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) has suffered a rib injury and is questionable for his grudge match with rival Conor McGregor (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC).
He broke his rib during a sparring session in Rio de Janeiro for his July 11 bout with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas. Despite the injury, “Scarface” still plans on fighting “The Notorious.” Aldo will have to stop training, do nothing for three or four weeks until it’s fixed, and then he would be able to do any exercise without forcing his rib,” the coach said.
“During practice on Tuesday morning… Jose Aldo, suffered a fractured rib. The fighter went through two tests, including a CT scan, which found the severity of the injury, and has already started intensive treatment,” read the report.
“(His fight with McGregor is in jeopardy) since the period of recovery for injury to the ribs are three to four weeks, in addition to (rest) with anti-inflammatory medication.” (Globo.com’s SporTV)
UFC 189 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight card features another title fight in the co-main event, with welterweight champion Robbie Lawler defending his title against Rory MacDonald.
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