Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hospitalized in Brazil this week after experiencing a fungal infection stemming from a little cut on his knee.
Aldo was brought to the hospital this past Wednesday at Rio de Janeiro where he had been confessed to receive treatment, which reportedly didn’t work first before another class of antibiotics took effect to lower his fever.
Combate at Brazil first reported the information of Aldo’s nausea.
Aldo was in training camp preparing for a coming fight Australian slugger Alexander Volkanovski that’s expected for a featured bout at UFC 237 from Brazil on May 11.
As stated by Aldo’s longtime head coach Andre Pederneiras in the initial story, the anticipation is the bacterial infection wouldn’t alter the boxer ’s training too much and he should still be able to compete in May.
Aldo has also made it crystal clear that he plans to fight the rest of his present contract with the UFC and retire from mixed martial arts.
As of now, Aldo is still expected to compete against Volkanovski in-may but more will soon be understood after the former featherweight champion has been discharged from the hospital and gets back into training to the fight.