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If Jose Aldo Can't Fight, There Is One High Profile Replacement Ready To Step In

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Despite his rib injury, Jose Aldo wants to fight Conor McGregor.

Along with that news, a coach from Aldo's gym told Brazilian TV that the featherweight champion's injury would likely take a month to heal.

So at the moment, there are a few possibilities. The bout could go ahead at UFC 189 as planned, it could be rescheduled for a date later in the summer, or McGregor could face a different opponent on July 11th.

Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, has already put himself forward as a possible replacement.


MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reports that the 33-year-old would fight in 18 days time. There's also a post from Edgar on Instagram suggesting he's just waiting for the call.

Whether or not McGregor would want to face Edgar at such short notice is another thing.

Edgar is a wrestler, the Irishman's so-called kryptonite. He would be a completely different opponent to Aldo.


18 days would certainly not be enough time for McGregor to prepare.

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