Jose Aldo’s coach: If rib is fractured McGregor fight unlikely before October


UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras spoke to Combate about the injury to his star pupil and the status of the main event showdown with Conor McGregor which is scheduled for 11th July in Las Vegas.

The status of the highly anticipated title bout is still uncertain until the extent of the fracture is determined but “Dede” Pederneiras revealed that the champion is in “deep pain”.

“He cried. He wants this fight bad, everybody invested a lot in this,” said Pederneiras in quotes from the interview via MMAFighting

“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.”

“If the fracture is really confirmed, Aldo will have to stop training, do nothing for three or four weeks until it’s fixed, and then he would be able to do any exercise without forcing his rib,” he continued

“And then he would need a normal time to do a training camp: three months. I believe this fight wouldn’t happen before October.”

Jeremy Botter of Bleacher Report tweeted that Aldo will have a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday to see if he can still fight at UFC 189.

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