The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed that Conor McGregor’s fight against Jose Aldo will go ahead, as the previously feared injury on the Brazilian fighter that passed doubt over the bout was not as serious as first thought.
However, the UFC have also confirmed that just in case there is a replacement available to step in for Aldo in Las Vegas if needs be.
The reigning UFC featherweight champion is due to face the Dubliner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11, but reports suggested he had fractured his rib during training, which threatened to rule him out until October.
The UFc released a statement saying that they had received confirmation from medical doctors that Aldo had only bruised his rib and was eager to fight next month.
They said that their contingency plan was for McGregor to take on top contender Chad Mendes for an interim title instead in the event that Aldo has to pull out.