“When the fight started the first thing I did, I kicked him and he put his knee, so the first time I kicked him I don’t know if I broke my foot. I don’t know, it is very swollen,” said Aldo during the post-fight press conference.
“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,” he added.
The titleholder attended the post-fight press conference, but departed early to go to the hospital and have his foot evaluated.
Kicks at a high volume are typical when Aldo fights, but he had to make adjustments early on to deal with the foot injury.
“I had to change my strategy. I had to totally change it,” he said.
“We tried to control it in a different way. Everyone already expects for me to be kicking low kicks, but I’m a complete fighter. I always try to practice everything,” said the champion.
“Whereever the fight goes, I always try to use all my weapons. I don’t only have one weapon. I have a while arsenal of weapons for whoever is out there.”