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Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo May Have Suffered Broken Foot in UFC 163 Title Fight

Posted on by Jeff Cain

Jose Aldo at UFC 136UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defended his 145-pound title at UFC 163 on Saturday by defeating “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, but may have suffered a broken foot early in the title bout.

“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.”

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  • shakejunt

    while this is unfortunate news, i’m somewhat glad to hear about the injury because the lack of kicks was a confusing gameplan. now at least we know that he wasn’t going hands-only on purpose.

    • Ian Price

      Yeah, it makes sense now. I’m sure that was part of KZ’d strategy. If you get the knee just right, it can indeed break a foot bone