A few days ago we reported (based on sources) that Jose Aldo suffered a broken rib during training, which would require three to four weeks of treatment to be 100% ready for UFC 189. Apparently now Aldo didn’t break any ribs, according to the .
Based on official statement released from the UFC, Aldo ONLY suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury during training. So this technically means Aldo will still face Conor McGregor at UFC 189. However, if Aldo cannot defend the UFC featherweight title on July 11th, Chad Mendes will step in to face the Irishman for the interim title during the UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.
For the official UFC statement on UFC 189 and the injury news surrounding featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, continue reading below.
In light of recent reports regarding the status of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC has received official medical confirmation from several doctors that Aldo did not suffer a broken rib. Following a review of the scans, it has been determined that the champion suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury during training.
With this news, Aldo has expressed that he has every intention of facingat UFC 189.
While Aldo has indicated that he will compete in Las Vegas on July 11, UFC has confirmed a contingency plan. No.1 featherweight contender Chad Mendes will face McGregor for the interim UFC featherweight championship in the event Aldo cannot compete.
UFC remains committed to delivering the featherweight and the welterweight championship fights at UFC 189 during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.