As noted, the UFC is banking on Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 189, but those plans may be cancelled due to injury to Aldo.
Ana Hissa revealed the bad news on Twitter:
Aldo injured during sparring session, exams confirm fractured rib
— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) June 23, 2015
Yesterday that was a rumor that aldo was injured. Not true. The injury happened today, tuesday morning, during sparring session — Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) June 23, 2015
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.
UFC 189’s main event will be Jose Aldo (c) vs. Conor McGregor for the UFC featherweight championship while the co-main event will be a welterweight championship between Robbie Lawler (c) and Rory MacDonald.
More as we get.
In an update, Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, provided the latest on this story:
Here’s the facts: Aldo did get hurt (first reported by @anahissa), he has also not pulled out of the fight. As of right now, it’s still on.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 23, 2015