UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is suffering from kidney stones.
The 145-pounder was hospitalized at the Copa D’or Hospital in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday. He arrived with his wife, Viviane, complaining of severe pain.
“I learned about this problem with Andre (Pederneiras, Aldo’s coach). “He had renal calculus (kidney stones) before,” Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, said. “He needs to send me the results of the exams so I can check it. Andre told me it’s not serious, and he probably already expelled the stones.”
Aldo received treatment and was released from the hospital. He is doing well at home.
The 26-year-old also suffered a broken foot during his title defense match against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163 last weekend. In the first two minutes of the fight, Aldo threw a kick that landed on Jung’s knee. During the post-fight press conference, Aldo said he injured his right foot in the kick, and an X-ray confirmed that it was broken.
Doctors were unable to say when Aldo would be able to fight it again, but it was clear that it wouldn’t be anytime soon. Pederneiras said Aldo will probably take a medical suspension for the next two or three months.
Chan Sung Jung also suffered an injury during the fight. He threw a right punch that hit Aldo in the back. The shoulder popped out of the socket, and Jung tried to push it back in place. Aldo took advantage and kicked him, getting him down on the ground. Referee Herb Dean stopped the fight at 2:00 in the fourth round. The match marked Aldo’s fifth successful title defense.
Jose Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has gone undefeated since May 20, 2006. His one and only loss in his MMA career was at Jungle Fight 5 on November 26, 2005, when he lost to Luciano Azevedo in a lightweight bout. Since then, he has won 16 consecutive matches.
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