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UFC Champion Jose Aldo Confirmed to Have Fractured Foot in UFC 163 Title Defense

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UFC Champion Jose Aldo Confirmed to Have Fractured Foot in UFC 163 Title Defense
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UFC Champion Jose Aldo Confirmed to Have Fractured Foot in UFC 163 Title Defense

Following his UFC 163 featherweight title defense against “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, on Saturday, champion Jose Aldo believed he suffered a broken foot in the opening round.

“He knew that I was going be giving him low kicks, so the first combination I think he left his knee there.  I kicked straight at his knee.  I don’t know if I broke my foot.  It’s very swollen.  I can barely walk properly,” said Aldo during the UFC 163 post-fight press conference on Saturday.

Aldo attended the post-fight press conference, but departed early to go to the hospital and have his foot evaluated.

On Monday, MMAWeekly.com confirmed that Aldo did indeed suffer a fractured foot.

The featherweight titleholder has been medically suspended for 90 days with no contact for at least 60 days.

Aldo was up on the scorecards, winning the first three rounds.  Jung dislocated his right shoulder throwing a combination in the fourth round.  Noticing the injury, Aldo unleashed a flurry of strikes, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

The win was Aldo’s seventh title defense.  He defended his 145-pound belt twice in the now-defunct WEC organization and five times under the UFC banner.  He is currently ranked the fourth pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

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