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Jose Aldo hospitalized with kidney stones; UFC 179 fight with Chad Mendes still on

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Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

A month before his next UFC title defense, Jose Aldo was hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The UFC featherweight champion, who is scheduled to defend his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Oct. 25, was hospitalized on Friday and diagnosed with kidney stones. According to a report from Combate, he was released from the hospital on the same day.

"Aldo has this renal calculi issue since he was 16 years old. After his fight against ‘Korean Zombie,’ he also expelled a stone. Same thing last week," Aldo’s coach and manager Andre Pederneiras said. "It started with a little pain, he was then hospitalized, took some serum and anti-inflammatory, and then he expelled the stone."

Aldo, who was hospitalized days after his TKO victory over Chan Sung Jung in 2013, is set to make his seventh UFC title defense at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.