Jose Aldo's UFC 163 performance wasn't the most dynamic of his career, but it's difficult to fault the guy considering he was fighting on a broken foot.
Impressively, Aldo was able to overcome the ailment and control the action, eventually winning when opponent Chan Sung Jung suffered an injury of his own.
But as long as we are keeping track of injuries, go ahead and put another tick in the Aldo column. As it turns out, the champion is suffering from kidney stones in addition to the structural damage done to his foot.
The UFC's doctor in Brazil, Marcio Tannure, has said the issue is none too pleasurable but not threatening, according to Cruz. And Aldo may now be in the clear.
"I learned about this problem with Andre Pederneiras, Aldo’s coach," Tannure said. "He had renal calculus (kidney stones) before. He needs to send me the results of the exams so I can check it. Andre told me it’s not serious, and he probably already expelled the stones."
If you're unfamiliar with the condition, you can learn about it from Cosmo Kramer right here.
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Informational links aside, the fact that Aldo has been released from the hospital is a good sign. While passing a kidney stone isn't the most enjoyable way to spend a weekend, it seems the broken foot will be the persistent ailment of Aldo's two post-UFC 163 calamities.
But it will be interesting to see how the stone impacts Aldo's career moving forward. Dehydration is a key cause of stone formation, and Aldo has been known to suffer a difficult weight cut to make the featherweight limit.
A move to lightweight has been long speculated, and this medical issue will only fuel those speculations.
Perhaps it will also convince Aldo that it's time to make the jump to 155, but that remains to be seen.
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