Not only did Jose Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) successfully defend his UFC featherweight title after fracturing his foot in the first round at UFC 163, apparently he also did it while dealing with a serious kidney problem:
Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, told MMAFighting.com that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to Copa D’Or hospital in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro and diagnosed with kidney stones Tuesday. UOL first reported the news.
“I learned about this problem with Andre (Pederneiras, Aldo’s coach),” Tannure told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. “He had renal calculus (kidney stones) before. He needs to send me the results of the exams so I can check it. Andre told me it’s not serious, and he probably already expelled the stones.”
Aldo earned a fourth round TKO win over Chan Sung Jung at last weekends UFC 163 event in Brazil. The victory served as his fifth consecutive successful UFC featherweight title defense.