It’s a dead man’s party. The skeletal system of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has risen from the bus Dana White threw him under a changed man. Aldo used to be a quiet assassin but no more, now the only 145 pound champion the UFC has ever known is morphing into Tony Montana from Scarface.
No longer a young and impressionable scarred man, Aldo is not happy just to be the champ. Aldo has not only words but also pictures for every single media member or Conor McGregor fan who has doubted him over the last 24 hours. McGregor called it period pain? Dana White said he always pulls out of title fights? Keyboard warriors across the worldwide Internet implied that Aldo might actually be scared of McGregor?
Speaking with Globo TV in Brazil, Aldo released an official statement about his UFC 189 withdrawal.
“For three months, everyday, I conducted three training sessions. I invested my time and money, bringing in training partners, both in the country and outside, to make the best camp of my life and be ready to defend, for the eighth time, my belt on July 11, Unfortunately, I suffered a broken rib in training, which is proven by an official report.”
Aldo would continue
“The Octagon is my kingdom and there is only room for a king — it’s me, If he wants to participate, you have to be the court jester.
“If you beat Chad Mendes, the only thing you’ll have is a toy belt to show friends, drunk in the bars of his country, because that’s what an interim title is for me — a toy. The champion is me.”
Say hello to Aldo’s little x-rays. You can’t put a damn Band-Aid on a broken rib and just man up at UFC 189. Bones are separated and ribs were meant to be fused together so they can protect your sloppy innards. During 4th of July weekend before you crack a pair of pork ribs in half so you can suck out the sweet marrow, keep the mental picture of Aldo’s broken ribs in your head before you ask for thirds.
Aldo’s exams pic.twitter.com/Y6mee0gtPZ
— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) July 2, 2015
I was asked to review Jose Aldo rib films. Yes, he has definite fracture. Here are actual images. White line is break pic.twitter.com/gBYemmqm5V
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) July 2, 2015