There has been a lot of talk and speculation about the rib injury that is keeping UFC champion Jose Aldo out of the UFC 189 fight against Conor McGregor on July 11th. Some people have even gone so far as to accuse Aldo of wimping out and that the injury really isn't that bad.
Well, I think we can put those rumours to rest right now when we see the images that were recently tweeted out by Brazillian MMA reporter Ana Hissa. There is no denying that is a pretty serious rib fracture.
There is a very interesting article over at MMA Junkie by Dr. Johnny Benjamin discussing the seriousness of the injury. You should check it out, but to quote the final conclusion of his post:
"Could Jose Aldo have hidden his now confirmed rib fracture, continued training & compete? Possibly. From a medical and/or fighter health and safety perspective should he be medically cleared to do so?