UFC statement: If Jose Aldo can not compete at UFC 189, Conor McGregor meets Chad Mendes for interim title

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hurt in training earlier this week and there has been concern that he may pull out of his next title defense on July 11 against Conor McGregor.UFC 189

On Wednesday evening, the UFC released a statement on the situation. In the statement below, the UFC says Aldo did not suffer a broken rib and if he is unable to compete at UFC 189, McGregor will meet Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title.

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.

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