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Jose Aldo's Coach Has Given The First Concrete Update On That Rib Injury

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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So far, we've had an awful lot of hearsay. Tweets from Brazilian journalists and tidbits emerging from the Nova Uniao camp are all we've had to go off and it's done little to help the sense of worry that one of the biggest sporting events of the year may not be going ahead.


Now, we have something concrete. Andre Pederneiras, Jose Aldo's coach has told Combate exactly what is going on. The Brazilian is 'in deep pain' as a result of the rib injury but he is still set on fighting McGregor in Vegas in a little over two weeks.

He cried. He wants this fight bad, everybody invested a lot in this. I was with him the whole afternoon. He’s heartbroken. He wants to fight anyway. Now we have to wait for the exam results. Aldo is in deep pain.

MMA Fighting are reporting that Thursday morning is the key moment when we'll know whether the fight will go ahead or not. Pederneiras has said that if the fracture is confirmed, we won't see the fight before October.

If the fracture is really confirmed, Aldo will have to stop training, do nothing for three or four weeks until it’s fixed.

He would need a normal time to do a training camp: three months. I believe this fight wouldn’t happen before October.

Fingers crossed for the next 24 hours or so then.

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