Jose Aldo. UFC Screenshot

It has emerged this evening that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo may be forced out of his UFC 189 title fight against number 1 contender Conor McGregor due to a suspected rib injury.

The news was first broken by our friends at UFC Netherlands who claim that the injury occurred today (Tuesday) during a training session and has in turn put the Brazilian’s latest title defence against the brash Irishman in serious doubt.

No official announcement has been made by the UFC, but MMAPLUS will keep you updated on this emerging story as we get it.