Jose Aldo’s coach says final decision on rib will be made next week


Jose Aldo’s head coach Andre “Dede” Pederneiras told the media at Shooto 55 in Brazil that the final decision will be made next week on if Jose Aldo will fight Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11th in these quotes transcribed by MMAFighting

“There’s medical report here and an evaluation there. I’m not a doctor to say which one is correct,”

“I know he’s injured and this rib injury is painful. He’s using anti-inflammatory and we will wait to see if he gets better. The fight is on, and we’ll check him again next week.”

“We will only have this answer next week”

“He’s under treatment. He did an injection and is under a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment, and is waiting to get better. They take his blood, use only the good plasma, and inject it on the injury. The fight is 15 days away. Doctors say he will get better day after day. We can’t say how he will feel 15 days from now.”

“If he can’t do any exercise to cut weight, he won’t fight at all,” Dede continued “That doesn’t concern me at all.

“He’s forbidden to do anything right now. If you move, the injury won’t heal, so he needs to stay to some rest. He’s used to pain but is feeling a lot of pain right now. It’s hard to fight at 100 percent. But if he can take a punch and don’t feel the pain he’s feeling right now… He broke his foot in the first round against ‘Korean Zombie’ and kept fighting. He’s used to pain. We’ll only let him fight if he’s well.”

“I think Aldo is so superior it won’t make the difference. If he goes to the fight, he will win,”

“I won’t put him in a situation that one punch can end the fight.”

“We don’t know who leaked this information. We didn’t leak it,”

“We took him to the hospital and a lot of people saw him there. I told the matchmaker he was injured and under treatment, but it was on the media already. We believe someone in the hospital leaked this information to the media.”


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