Although Jose Aldo has incurred a cut in sparring that required stitches, the featherweight champ says he’s still good to go for UFC 212.
Aldo is scheduled to fight interim champ, Max Holloway, at the June 3rd event, which will go down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Recently the Brazilian star confirmed to Combate that he was cut while training, but that it won’t be an issue (quote via Bloody Elbow):
“This is a normal cut. I’ve fought with my eyebrow stitched up, once. This one is on the top of my head. It’s a sign of victory.” Aldo said “I was sparring last week, I went for a double leg and there was a clash of heads. I’m training as usual. The placement of the cut doesn’t hinder me in any way. It’s cool. I got five stitches.”
Since the cut is on the top of Aldo’s head, it shouldn’t be an issue come June 3rd. Here’s hoping it’s smooth sailing for Aldo in the final weeks of his camp (*knocks on wood*).