The recent injury scare that no doubt had Dana White
pulling his hair out very worried isn't quite over yet.
Chad Mendes is on standby, and should Jose Aldo not be able to fight then he will step in and battle McGregor for an interim title, but the Brazilian is doing everything he can to be fit for July 11.
Aldo is using a modern treatment called Regenokine in an attempt to speed up the healing process around his injured rib, and it sounds rather mad.
An article on Men's Journal dated March 2014 explains the process:
Regenokine uses the body's own anti-inflammatory proteins and human-growth factors to reverse pain and chronic injuries.
It is a patented procedure that involves drawing blood from a patient and then separating and treating it with heat to concentrate its healing properties. The incubation process takes up to 24 hours, and it stimulates the growth of immune-regulating substances from the body, like tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1. Once the blood is ready, it's injected directly into the joint or other source of pain. Since the procedure is noninvasive, it carries little risk of side effects like infections and does not require months of physical rehabilitation.
By all accounts the treatment is very effective. NBA superstar Kobe Bryant traveled to Germany to have the inventor of the innovative treatment, Peter Wehling, apply it to his deteriorated knees, and he was then able to return to action after what was believed to be a career ending injury.
Aldo has had his own blood drawn, separated, heated, and then reinserted into his rib area to speed up the healing process and hopefully be fit to fight on time. It's an unusual method but hopefully it does the job.
Before you start googling Regenokine to fix the dodgy knee you picked up from 5-a-side, you should know that the treatment is supposed to be very, very expensive.