Conor McGregor’s title fight with Jose Aldo to go ahead

Scan reveals champion hasn’t broken ribs as feared meaning fight at MGM Grand still on

Conor McGregor's featherweight title fight against champion Jose Aldo is set to go ahead, the UFC have confirmed.

This comes after reports the Brazilian had broken a rib during a sparring session and would have to pull out of the fight.

However following a medical scan it was confirmed Aldo had only suffered bruising and cartilage damage, meaning he will be fit enough to step into the octagon at the MGM Grand on July 11th.

The UFC do have a contingency plan should Aldo have to pull out, with number one featherweight contender Chad Mendes, beaten by Aldo twice before, ready to fight McGregor if needed.


A UFC statement read: “In light of recent reports regarding the status of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC has received official medical confirmation from several doctors that Aldo did not suffer a broken rib. Following a review of the scans, it has been determined that the champion suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury during training.

“With this news, Aldo has expressed that he has every intention of facing Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

“While Aldo has indicated that he will compete in Las Vegas on July 11, UFC has confirmed a contingency plan. No.1 featherweight contender Chad Mendes will face McGregor for the interim UFC featherweight championship in the event Aldo cannot compete.

UFC remains committed to delivering the featherweight and the welterweight championship fights at UFC 189 during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.”