Conor McGregor’s July 11 world featherweight title clash with Jose Aldo will go ahead in Las Vegas.
Doubt has surrounded Aldo’s participation in the fight due to a rib injury suffered during a sparring session on Tuesday.
But UFC released a statement revealed the fight will go ahead, and that if Aldo withdraws Chad Mendes will fight McGregor instead.
The statement said: “In light of recent reports regarding the status of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC has received official medical confirmation from several doctors that Aldo did not suffer a broken rib.
“Following a review of the scans, it has been determined that the champion suffered a bone bruise to his rib and cartilage injury during training. With this news, Aldo has expressed that he has every intention of facing Conor McGregor at UFC 189.
“While Aldo has indicated that he will compete in Las Vegas on July 11, UFC has confirmed a contingency plan. No. 1 featherweight contender Chad Mendes will face McGregor for the interim UFC featherweight championship in the event Aldo cannot compete.
“UFC remains committed to delivering the featherweight and the welterweight championship fights at UFC 189 during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.”