Medical Report Shows Jose Aldo’s Rib Is Fractured

Just who will be fighting for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 189 on July 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada, we still don’t know if we will see Jose Aldo fight for the belt after a newly released medical report shows his rib is fractured, a final decision will be made next week.

According to Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras, Aldo’s medical reports are conflicting. Brazilian doctors concluded that Aldo has fractured ribs, but American doctors say it’s not broken. Heres what was said on the matter:

“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. 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.”

“The UFC is a private company and they make the decision that is better for the company. Aldo fought in October, nine months ago. The majority of the champions who didn’t fight for any reason were out longer and they didn’t create an interim title. I don’t think it’s cool, but it’s a private company.”

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