BREAKING NEWS Jose Aldo pulls out of UFC 189 and Dana White nails him for it

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    Dana White: Jose Aldo 'did not have a broken rib,' the x-rays he released showed an 'old injury'

    LAS VEGAS -- Dana White doubled down Friday on the idea that Jose Aldo withdrew from UFC 189's main event against Conor McGregor with a bruised rib and damaged cartilage, and not the broken rib many believed after Aldo's team released x-rays of the injury that sunk the biggest featherweight fight in UFC history less than two weeks out from fight night.

    "So what happened was, when the pictures went out onto the internet, right, and you saw this rib down here, that was an old injury," the UFC president said at a fan Q&A on Friday at the UFC Fan Expo. "That was an old injury that was calcified white. The real injury was the bruised rib and cartilage. He had a bruised rib and cartilage. And the big problem for Aldo in taking the fight, wasn't the fight. It was making weight.

    "He had to cut something like 24 pounds, and if he couldn't physically do it the way that he does it, he was afraid that he couldn't make weight," White continued. "That was really the issue. But he did not have a broken rib. It was a bruise. Every x-ray he sent out was of an old injury. What you saw right there on his body was an old injury, not a new injury.

    "It wasn't UFC doctors (who cleared him), either. It was three different doctors."

    Aldo suffered the injury while sparring less than three week's out from UFC 189. Initial reports from Brazil indicated that the rib may be broken, however the UFC released a statement on June 24 stating that it had "official medical confirmation from several doctors that Aldo did not suffer a broken rib," and instead suffered "a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury" and had every intention of fighting McGregor on July 11.

    Aldo ultimately withdrew from the fight one week later. Chad Mendes stepped in as a replacement and an interim featherweight title was placed on the line for UFC 189's main event.

    Aldo subsequently released x-rays of the injury, which he claimed was a "fractured" rib, and dismissed the UFC's interim belt as "a toy."

    "For three months, I trained three times a day," Aldo said in a statement. "I invested my time and money, bringing training partners from Brazil and other countries, to do the best training camp of my life so I would be ready to defend by belt for the eighth time on July 11. Unfortunately, I fractured my rib during a training session, which I can prove from an official medical report, and besides trying my best to fight, I was forced the other way and that made me really sad.

    "I'm the UFC champion since April 2011, defended my belt seven times in four years, and will do it for the eighth time in 2015, an average of twice a year. And I'm not even mentioning WEC, a Zuffa-owned company, like the UFC, where I became the champion in 2009 and put my belt on the line twice in less than a year. That why I can't agree with UFC's decision to have an interim champion in my division citing the five opportunities that I couldn't defend my belt."
     
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    Aldo has been an outstanding champion but every division is based upon weight and 24 pounds is more than one weight class heavy. He should know better and stay closer to fighting weight or expect that this could happen

    These guys are stupid with the amount of weight that they think they can safely cut before a fight. Use to be 4-6 lbs was enough to cut but then guys were cutting 12-15 lbs and now some guys cut more than that.

    If you want to claim title to the belt at 155 then it behooves you to be able to make that weight. On call.

    I think that McGregor vs Mendes has less than 10% of the appeal of the original because Aldo has beat Mendes twice already. McGregor now has no choice but to dominate Mendes and make Aldo look bad for ducking the fight.

    And the fact that Aldo and Mendes are getting chummy on Twitter against McGregor should only spur him on.
     
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    And now Conor McGregor is the World Champion... there'll be no shutting this guy up now.

    Chad Mendes was interviewed and said " I hit him with all I had, I hit him with a solid elbow to the face and his reply was "Is that all ya got boy?"

    Nice to F with their heads
     
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    he should have pulled out again lol
    mcgregor 1 punch ko 15 seconds into round 1
    [​IMG]
     
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    FIFY

    What a punch too... Aldo was out as he dropped to the floor... his head bounced once and the lights came back on.. just in time for a couple of McGregor hammer fists.. Lights out again.

    g'night lad

    Fight was too short..

    Aldo ran through the divisions best fighter for years.. UFC had never had another lightweight champ but Aldo..

    Until today.


    If you thought that McGregor was a brash loud mouthed Irishman BEFORE the fight...?? I can only imagine the hyperbole forthcoming in the next few months.

    Fun to watch.
     
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    just found this
    hilarious

     
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    punch thrown at 9 seconds in, landed at 10
    i've seen stuff happen this quickly in boxing occasionally, but don't recall any in MMA/UFC

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hilarious is a complete understatement...

    McGregor is the quintessential Irishman.. all the bluster and bravado that can be dealt but don't you dare turn your back on him.

    And his ego and skill set will only grow until 'someone' can stop him. Personally I like the matchup at 155LB with Cerone who appears to have had his fill of the brash talking Irishman
     
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    Now McGregor has two belts. He did what he said, called out an entire UFC division and then shut down the Lightweight champ easily. While holding the Featherweight belt.

    There will be no living with him
    until he gets shut up

    and I'm thinking that the one capable of doing it is the Russian wrestler with knockout power in both hands Khabib Nurmagomedov
    he's 24-0 and mows through people

    Dana White is doing an injustice to the entire division by keeping this guy down. I get the Conor McGregor is a human hype machine and self promoter extraordinaire but the UFC is supposed to be about fighting. Eddie Alvarez should retire right now because he can't beat either one of them.
     

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