There have been more on again-off again for this Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo fight than Ross and Rachel's relationship in Friends.
Unless you live under a rock; you'll know that Aldo sustained a rib injury last week. This put his participation in the highly-anticipated title fight with Conor McGregor early next month in doubt.
Subsequent medical reports seemed to clear Aldo to fight saying that he's just sustained bruised ribs.
Now though, Aldo's coach says that Brazilian medical reports hint that it's more than that. Andre Pederneiras is claiming that Brazilian medics say Aldo has fractured ribs putting the fight in doubt.
There’s medical report here and an evaluation there. I’m not a doctor to say which one is correct.
I know he’s injured and this rib injury is painful. He’s using anti-inflammatory and we will wait to see if he gets better. The fight is on, and we’ll check him again next week.
While that looks good, Pederneiras outlined Aldo's treatment plan that involves injections and platelet-rich plasma treatment. If Aldo isn't able to train then he won't be fighting.
If he can’t do any exercise to cut weight, he won’t fight at all.
McGregor will still be fighting at UFC 189 after the UFC decided to put in a contigency plan announcing Chad Mendes as the backup in case Aldo can't make it.
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