UFC supporters’ worries have been put to rest by president Dana White.
Rumours were circulating that Jose Aldo had broken a rib and will pull out his big main event fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 189.
But the MMA boss has told fight fans that McGregor will get his title shot against Chad Mendes if Aldo can’t make the fight.
But in an official statement, it seems Aldo has just a bruised rib and will fight the Irishman at the Vegas bout.
The statement read: “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.
“While Aldo has indicated that he will compete in Las Vegas on July 11, UFC has confirmed a contingency plan. No.1 featherweight contender Chad Mendes will face McGregor for the interim UFC featherweight championship in the event Aldo cannot compete.
“UFC remains committed to delivering the featherweight and the welterweight championship fights at UFC 189 during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.”
The statement was released following a tweet by Nate Diaz that he’d be fighting the Notorious one.
But McGregor has responded to the news that his fight with Aldo will go ahead in his own unique way.
It turned out he just had a little period pain.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 25, 2015