It’s probably safe to start at least looking for a potential fill-in for Jose Aldo. We know that he has suffered an injury to one of his ribs. The fight has not been canceled yet, but if the commission checks his rib and determines he can’t fight then we won’t be seeing him in action until around October, that’s according to his coach Andre Pederneiras.
Pederneiras spoke with Brazilian news outlet, Combate, about the situation and said that Aldo still wants to fight and is heartbroken.
Aldo can want to fight all he wants, if he does in fact have a fractured rib, it seems unlikely he will be cleared medically.
“If the fracture is really confirmed, Aldo will have to stop training, do nothing for three or four weeks until it’s fixed, and then he would be able to do any exercise without forcing his rib. And then he would need a normal time to do a training camp: three months. I believe this fight wouldn’t happen before October.”
So, the million dollar question, would you like to see someone else step up and fight McGregor on short notice, or would you want this fight to get pushed back?
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