Several “UFC 189" Banners and Posters Taken Down at MGM Grand
On Tuesday afternoon, it was confirmed that Jose Aldo suffered a fractured rib during a sparring session. The UFC Featherweight Champion was preparing for his clash with rival Conor McGregor in a fight which is currently still set to take place on July 11th at “UFC 189?. However, if Aldo’s injury is as serious as it sounds he will not be medically cleared to defend his title.
Rousey, Cerrone nominated for ESPY award
Today ESPN released the full list of nominees for this year's ESPY awards, including Ronda Rousey and Donald Cerrone, the only two mixed martial artists to be nominated:
Ronda Rousey was nominated for 'Best Play' which will be voted on in bracket style where she will square off against Gerald Green's dunk in the first round. Rousey was also nominated for 'Best Fighter' and 'Best Female Athlete' for which she won last year.
This is the first year that Donald Cerrone has been nominated and he is also nominated for 'Best Fighter', which not only also includes Rousey, but boxers Terrence Crawford, Gennady Golovkin, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
'Sad' sparring partner explains how he injured UFC champion Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo’s next title defense against Conor McGregor is in jeopardy after the UFC featherweight got injured in a sparring session at Nova Uniao, and his teammate is devastated.
Alcides Nunes, a 5-0 lightweight from Nova Uniao, was training with the UFC star in Rio de Janeiro when he ended up breaking Aldo’s ribs with a spinning back kick. Aldo vs. McGregor, scheduled to headline UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, is now in danger.
"I threw a kick but slipped with all the sweat on the mat, and ended up hitting his rib," Nunes told MMAFighting.com. "I was mimicking McGregor’s unorthodox style, things he does in the fight. I’m also left-handed, my style is similar to his, so that’s why they asked me to be part of his camp, but I ended up slipping and causing this injury."
Nunes, who started training at Nova Uniao three years ago and is undefeated in MMA with four finishes in five professional bouts, reveals that Aldo continued to train after he got hit, but eventually stopped and was rushed to the hospital.
Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers targeted for UFC 191
Paige VanZant has likely found her next opponent as the 21-year old phenom is expected to meet Alex Chambers later this year with the current target date at UFC 191 in Las Vegas.
Sources close to the contest confirmed the bout to FOX Sports on Wednesday following an initial report from MMASucka.com.
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