When Jose Aldo was admitted to the hospital final week with a bacterial an infection, it seemed just like the MMA Gods have been at it once more. Together with his UFC Rio struggle in opposition to Alexander Volkanovski on Might 11th lower than two months away, would the previous featherweight kingpin nonetheless be capable to compete?
Luckily, it seems like Aldo’s medical scenario is beneath management. In response to Brazilian MMA information outlet Combate, Jose was launched from Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday morning and ought to be again to coaching in just a few days. In response to his coach Dedé Pederneiras, the struggle continues to be on and the an infection received’t have an effect on their preparation for the match.
Aldo is presently on a two struggle win streak and is seeking to put an exclamation level on the tip of his profession with two extra victories at UFC occasions held in Brazil. Volkanovski is simply the most recent robust check thrown on the former WEC and UFC champ: Alexander “The Nice” is on a six struggle UFC win streak with three of these coming by TKO. His sole loss got here again in 2013, and he presently stands at 19-1.
However as Aldo confirmed in his final two knockout wins over Renato Moicano and Jeremy Stephens, there’s nonetheless fuel left in his tank and he’s placing his foot down on the pedal for this self-described retirement run. Whether or not he’ll truly step away from fight sports activities fully after he fulfills his contractually obligated two fights with the UFC is much less clear.
For a man now speaking about retirement, he’s spent plenty of time speaking about boxing and different challenges. And if he provides Volkanovski to his spectacular record of victims, the temptation to maintain going somewhat than hold ‘em up could also be inconceivable to withstand.
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