Jose Aldo won’t be fighting on Saturday anymore as he suffered a fractured rib a couple of weeks shy of his title defense against Conor McGregor. However, if the champion were healthy, he would be completely cleared to step in the Octagon as all of his pre-fight test results came back negative for all banned substances this Monday, as it was reported by Combate.
Aldo, of course, was going to be surprise tested on June 11, but a visa problem with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) agent rendered him unable to perform the procedure, so the test had to be delayed. The following day, the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) did all the required urine exams. You can see the official lab test results (taken from the same Combate link) in the document below.
According to MMA Junkie, the lab results were initially not going to be released until after the McGregor fight, but the rib injury that forced him out of the event meant the information could now go public.
Sadly, none of that really matters as Jose Aldo will have to sit out and watch it from the Octagon side while Conor McGregor faces Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title at UFC 189 on July 11 in Las Vegas.
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