UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s status for UFC 189 is up in the air as he sustained a rib injury last week in preparation for his championship bout with Conor McGregor that is scheduled to be the main event of the show.
Fellow UFC fighter Sam Alvey mentioned on Smile N Sam P4P Podcast this week that Aldo’s injury would be a total insignificance in regards to the result of the affair.
“Aldo could have a broken arm, broken rib and a popped back and he’d still beat this boy”
Alvey would go follow up by saying:
“He (McGregor) fought Denis Siver and his butt hit the mat 3 times in a round and a half”
For those who are not aware of the podcast, Jordan Killion and Sam are the hosts of the show. They would go on to discuss the likelihood of the fight going ahead next Saturday night.
You can listen to the entire podcast down below:
Aldo suffered the injury last week and the news was leaked on Twitter by a local reporter.
As noted, Chad Mendes will be at the event as a “stand by” fighter in case Aldo can’t go.
Jose Aldo (25-1) is currently on an 18-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s won two fights by knockout and then three of them by decision. Aldo last competed against Chad Mendes again at UFC 179 and won by unanimous decision.
On the other hand, McGregor (17-2) is currently on a 13-fight winning streak. In his last five bouts, he’s won four of them by knockout.
UFC 189 takes place on July 11, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event will be shown on pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.