UFC president Dana White took the time, during a Fan Q&A, to set the record straight on Jose Aldo’s injury, according to him.
White had this to say when a fan asked about the conflicting medical reports:
“What happened was, when the pictures went out onto the internet and you saw this rib right here [pointing to lower rib], that was an old injury that was calcified and done. The real injury was the bruised rib and cartilage. He had a bruised rib and cartilage.
“The big problem for Aldo in taking the fight wasn’t the fight, it was making weight. He had to cut something like 24 pounds. And if he couldn’t physically do it the way that he does it he was afraid he wouldn’t make the weight. That was really the issue. But he did not have a broken rib. It was bruised. And in the x-rays that went out was an old injury. When you saw that down on the bottom it was an old injury, not the new injury.”
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