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Does this Dana White tweet mean that Conor McGregor-Jose Aldo fight will go ahead?

Published 24/06/2015 | 20:00

Jose Aldo faces off against challenger Conor McGregor
Jose Aldo faces off against challenger Conor McGregor

UFC President Dana White has sparked a lot of speculation this evening by tweeting a smiley face from his Twitter account,

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Conor McGregor's featherweight title fight with Jose Aldo with was thrown serious doubt last night after it emerged that Jose Aldo had suffered a rib injury 18 days before the fight was due to take place in Las Vegas.

White moved to quell fans' fears last night as he tweeted: "Relax everyone."

Conor McGregor has had his say, tweeting: "Just know that it is business as usual up here at the top. See you all on July 11th."

There has been a lot of talk today suggesting that a replacement,  like Frankie Edgar, could be drafted in to replace Aldo on the card.

Hundreds of McGregor fans have forked out large sums of money to travel to Vegas to witness the fight at the MGM Grand and this tweet suggests that their worst fears may not be realised and the McGregor-Aldo fight will go ahead.

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