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Better late than never - Nevada requests Jose Aldo rib scans

Yesterday we wondered out loud why the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) was not yet getting their own doctors to examine featherweight champion Jose Aldo, or at least scans of his rib cage, to help provide some neutral clarity to the ongoing controversy between the fighter's camp and the UFC as to the question of just how injured he is, two weeks from UFC 189 in Las Vegas. Several...
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Conor McGregor’s Style Of Fighting Should Not Be Ignored

Jose Aldo is set to defend his title against Conor McGregor, whom many see as Aldo’s toughest challenge to date. McGregor has been dominant in all of his UFC fights. He is 5-0 in his young UFC career and 17-2 overall. The Featherweight has finished four of his five opponents in the octagon by way of TKO. Despite his dominance, he has been one of the most polarizing figures in MMA...
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NSAC Explains How They’ll Deal With Jose Aldo’s Rib Injury

We’re now less than two weeks away from Jose Aldo’s featherweight title fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 189 in Las Vegas, and with the full extent of the champions rib injury still unclear the fight currently hangs in the balance. There had been some talk that the Nevada State Athletic Commission could step in to prevent Aldo from competing, but in an interview with MMAJunkie...
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Jose Aldo's camp says his ribs may be broken, still undecided on UFC 189

Remember last week when scary rumors of featherweight world champion Jose Aldo breaking a rib were put to bed by a UFC statement saying that several unnamed doctors told them the ribs were only bruised, with torn cartilage? The MMA world sighed a collective sigh of relief that the very expensive and nearing UFC 189 main event would go on as planned...probably. Well, it's time to...
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Jose Aldo still set for UFC 189, UFC announces contigency plan

It may not be the news that fight fans have been hoping for since learning of Jose Aldo’s rib injury earlier this week, but the UFC has announced a backup plan to ensure that July’s UFC 189 has a featherweight headliner featuring Conor McGregor if the reigning champ is ultimately forced to withdraw. If Aldo can’t defend his featherweight crown on July 11th, the UFC will pit...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo has bruised not broken ribs; fight still on

Fear not, UFC fans: Jose Aldo will be in the Octagon against Conor McGregor at UFC 189. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Aldo had broken his ribs in a training session and subsequently would not be able to fight at UFC 189, which is scheduled to take place in approximately two weeks. UFC released a statement Wednesday, though, clarifying the report: “In light of recent...
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Aldo-McGregor still on for UFC 189; Mendes tapped as backup plan

The speculation was just as fun as it was torturous. Now, after a day of madness, the facts are in. Do not, I repeat, do not believe anything you hear until you hear it from the horses mouth.  In this case that proverbial horse is the UFC. Here’s the official statement on UFC 189 ‘Aldo vs. McGregor’ via In light of recent reports regarding the status of UFC featherweight...
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Conor McGregor Makes Light of Jose Aldo’s Injury in Taunting Tweet

Image courtesy of Conor McGregor predicted Jose Aldo would withdraw from UFC 189 earlier back in 2014.  Aldo reportedly injured his ribs in a training session, and said if they were broken that he wouldn’t fight as scheduled on July 11th.  As it turns out, Jose Aldo only has a bone bruise and a cartilage injury.  The fight is still on, and McGregor’s response...
Via Total Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldo fractures rib, could miss UFC 189 vs. McGregor

  One of UFC’s most anticipated fights could be in jeopardy.   Jose Aldo (25-1) reportedly fractured a rib during training, sources close to the UFC featherweight champion told MMA Fighting on Tuesday, and it’s possible he could pull out of his UFC 189 title fight against Ireland’s Conor McGregor (17-2). The injury could require three to four weeks of treatment...
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Jose Aldo Urine Sample Discarded After Manager Complains About Test Supervisor

Jose Aldo underwent a random drug test in his native Brazil yesterday, but has since had his urine sample discarded due to a complaint stemming from his manager, Andre Pederneiras. Pederneiras is believed to have become suspicious about the man who was administering a test and so he contacted the Brazilian MMA commission (CABMMA) who turned up at his Nova Uniao gym along with the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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