Just weeks away from the most anticipated UFC PPV event of the year, few are certain whether the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor fight situated atop the card in the main promotional slot will even take place on that fateful Saturday night in Las Vegas. Rumours began swirling that Aldo had suffered an injury during training and were later confirmed by pundits and the UFC. However, with much of the story being kept under lock and key, few know how the UFC will proceed with the UFC 189 card.
One UFC fighter in particular, Dennis Bermudez, hopes that the entire UFC 189 dilemma is not another example of “boxing bullshit” where financial stakes determine everything.
“Dude, I don’t know what is going on exactly,” Bermudez told Submission Radio. “I hope it’s not some boxing bullshit, ’cause I really like the sport, and Dana White has even said it before in fights where guys have won where they shouldn’t have won, he stepped up to the mic and said “you didn’t win that fight”. Like, “It sickens me that this commission said you won that fight but you…”. You know what I mean? And he’s like “I’m embarrassed to do business with this commission because they put on bullshit like that”. I like that. A sport where it’s fucken – even the NFL, you know, taking air out of balls and shit like that. You know? Come on.”
Aldo’s injury report was certainly a controversial one, as it was initially reported that he had suffered a fracture in his ribs, which was later shot down by the UFC, who claimed it was bruising. However, a recent update shows that Aldo’s medical report indicated a fracture. The promotion is expected to make a decision this week on the main event.
“I mean Aldo is a bad dude, he’s a tough dude. I mean, McGregor, he’s a good too, man. I don’t know. I talked with some of the guys today in the gym, [and they think] you know if McGregor wins it sets up and automatic rematch because Jose Aldo wasn’t 100 percent, and so on and so forth. ‘Cause at the end of the day it’s about money. But I don’t know. If I was in Jose Aldo’s shoes – I mean I don’t know, I’ve had bruises before, and like I couldn’t move for like two weeks. So I don’t….maybe he’s just totally taking that time to rest.”
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