Jose Aldo wanted to perform at UFC Rio at all costs. Former UFC champion has been hospitalized with an infection just two months out from his co-main event tilt with Alexander Volkanovski set for May at UFC 237 in Brazil, per a recent report by Combate.
Aldo is currently on a 2 fight win streak and is looking to end his career on a positive note- with two more victories at UFC events held in Brazil.
Aldo, 32, did not respond well to the first set of antibiotics to treat a cut on his knee, but has shown improvements over the past 24 hours as he fights off a fever. Aldo’s medical situation is under control. According to Brazilian MMA news outlet Combate, Jose was released from Samaritano Hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday morning and should be back to training soon.
Aldo is on a two fight win streak with quite impressive performances.
— B1G Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 29, 2018
Incredible story here. Alex Volkanovski’s best mate and his fiancée decided to change their wedding date, which was originally scheduled for May 11, so that he could take the Jose Aldo fight on the same day and not miss their wedding. Well done, Lauren Whitmee and Eli Hutchinson. pic.twitter.com/mIGtlSTNWc
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 12, 2019