Hold on to your butts.
After news broke Tuesday that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had suffered a fractured rib in sparring, the collective MMA world began speculating wildly as to the fate of the UFC 189 main event.
Well, one half of the bout seems to be taking the news pretty well.
According to a late-night tweet from No. 1 contender Conor McGregor, all may not be lost.
Just know that it is business as usual up here at the top. See you all on July 11th. pic.twitter.com/WXGPRFWj0y— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 24, 2015
While some media and commentators had hoped the bout would be pushed to Sept. 5 at UFC 191 in Las Vegas, McGregor doesn't sound as if his plans have changed. He's seen finishing up his nightly workout from the UFC's training center in Las Vegas, where he's held camp since early May.
We learned Tuesday evening that Aldo would wait on a decision to withdraw from that bout until he had consulted with his doctors Thursday morning. According to his manager and head trainer Andre Pederneiras, Aldo would be sidelined until October if they don't feel he's ready to fight on July 11.
For now, we wait for more news of Aldo's injury with bated breath.
UFC 189 takes place July 11 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Pour one out for all the promos...
Plenty of takers.
Staring at my phone like......... https://t.co/XamDf6PG4y— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) June 23, 2015
Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) June 23, 2015
Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) June 23, 2015
Dennis Bermudez (@MenaceBermudez) June 23, 2015
Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) June 23, 2015
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/emiMj6npCL— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 23, 2015
Relax everyone— Dana White (@danawhite) June 23, 2015
Chael Sonnen (@sonnench) June 23, 2015
So if it's true... Mendes or Edgar for the interim belt? #UFC189— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) June 23, 2015
IF Aldo is hurt & IF Edgar or Mendes can fill in on short notice, I think Connor accepts immediately to be honest— Brian Stann (@BrianStann) June 23, 2015
Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) June 24, 2015
Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) June 24, 2015
Get well soon.
John Hathaway (@ufcjohnhathaway) June 23, 2015
Gunnar Nelson (@GunniNelson) June 23, 2015
Nate Marquardt (@NathanMarquardt) June 24, 2015
Hang in there. (probably NSFW)
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John Hathaway out, Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch at UFC 189
John Howard vs. Cathal Pendred at UFC 189
Dileno Lopes vs. Reginaldo Vieira at UFC 190
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