Aldo/McGregor In Trouble?

The UFC may have dodged yet another bullet.

Over the course of the last few years, there are two things that are inevitable: A) big fights will be made and B) those big fights will be ruined with some sort of injury.

Twitter was nearly broken yesterday when rumblings were made that Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo broke his ribs.

The man behind the injury Alcides Nunes(Aldo's training partner) even spoke out,

"I threw a kick but slipped with all the sweat on the mat, and ended up hitting his rib," Nunes told "I was mimicking McGregor's unorthodox style, things he does in the fight. I'm also left-handed, my style is similar to his, so that's why they asked me to be part of his camp, but I ended up slipping and causing this injury."

But by late evening Dana White simply tweeted out ":)" smiley face.

The UFC released this statement,

"In light of recent reports regarding the status of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC has received official medical confirmation from several doctors that Aldo did not suffer a broken rib. Following a review of the scans, it has been determined that the champion suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury during training. With this news, Aldo has expressed that he has every intention of facing Conor McGregor at UFC 189."

It was also announced that if Aldo does pull out of the fight, the UFC does have a back-up plan in place: Chad Mendes vs Connor McGregor for the Interim UFC Championship.

UFC 189 is set to go July 11th and the card is broken down like this:
Champ Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor – for featherweight title
Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald – for welterweight title
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch
Thomas Almeida vs. Brad Pickett

Article Added: 2015-06-25

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