Current UFC featherweight champions head coach Andre Pederneiras recently commented on his fighter’s status for UFC 189 against Conor McGregor after suffering a rib injury.
“There’s medical report here and an evaluation there. I’m not a doctor to say which one is correct,” Pederneiras said. “I know he’s injured and this rib injury is painful. He’s using anti-inflammatory and we will wait to see if he gets better. The fight is on, and we’ll check him again next week.”
“We will only have this answer next week,” he continued. “He’s under treatment. He did an injection and is under a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment, and is waiting to get better. They take his blood, use only the good plasma, and inject it on the injury. The fight is 15 days away. Doctors say he will get better day after day. We can’t say how he will feel 15 days from now.”
As noted, while initial reports pegged him out of the fight, the UFC commented via statement that Aldo would be fighting at UFC 189.
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.