Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated Las Vegas bout against Jose Aldo after the Brazilian fighter suffered a suspected fractured rib in training.
The long-awaited fight was due to be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but if test results confirm that the UFC featherweight champion has fractured his rib, he will likely be out of action until October.
Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras reported that his mixed martial artist is devastated at the prospect of not being able to fulfil the fight.
“He cried. He wants this fight bad, everybody invested a lot in this,” he told Combate Magazine.
“I was with him the whole afternoon. He’s heartbroken. He wants to fight anyway. Now we have to wait for the exam results. Aldo is in deep pain.
“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 the normal time to do a training camp: three months. I believe this fight wouldn’t happen before October.”