UFC: Conor McGregor - Jose Aldo bout may be in jeopardy after fighter reportedly cracks his rib
Published 23/06/2015 | 20:52
The much-anticipated Conor McGregor-Jose Aldo fight next month may be in jeopardy after it emerged one of the contenders may have received a serious rib injury.
Rumours began circulating yesterday that Aldo had received a fractured rib during a sparring session.
However, well known martial arts sports correspondent Anna Hissa confirmed the alleged injury occurred this morning.
UFC have already invested a lot in the fight and could stand to lose a lot of money if Aldo is forced to withdraw.
Aldo injured during sparring session, exams confirm fractured rib— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) June 23, 2015
It is unlikely the champion will be able to recover from a fractured rib by 11 July, if the reports are true.
The alternative is to reschedule the fight for a later date. However, this will be a huge upset for Irish fans who have already booked flights, accommodation and tickets for the aforementioned date.
Yesterday that was a rumor that aldo was injured. Not true. The injury happened today, tuesday morning, during sparring session— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) June 23, 2015
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Reports from Globo and others in Brazil that Jose Aldo fractured a rib this morning in training. Fight with Conor McGregor is 18 days away.— Off The Ball (@offtheball) June 23, 2015
Here's the facts: Aldo did get hurt (first reported by @anahissa), he has also not pulled out of the fight. As of right now, it's still on.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 23, 2015