Irene Aldana Fought At UFC Fight Island 4 With A Broken Foot

Irene Aldana competed in the main event of UFC Fight Island 4, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Holly Holm.

A defeated Aldana didn’t enter the Octagon without an injury, as the fighter broke her foot two days before the event.

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“It’s broken; I have a broken bone and it’s definitely going to need surgery,” Aldana said in Spanish on Hablemos MMA EXTRA (via Danny Segura of MMA Junkie). “I will be getting it on Monday. It seems it’s a very simple surgery. I’ll need around a month-and-a-half or a month to be able to return to training, then like another month or two to be able to be return to a normal training camp. But everything is OK. It’s unfortunate that it required surgery, but it’s part of the sport.”

That loss was the first for Aldana in over a year and she still holds a 5-4-0 record in the UFC. Aldana admits that the broken foot definitely affected her performance against Holm at UFC Fight Island 4.

“It was something that affected me,” Aldana said. “I couldn’t move well, I couldn’t execute the game plan how I had it planned. I was also facing a former champ, a great athlete and a very tough competitor, so I’m not taking anything away from Holly. Maybe I would’ve still lost, but maybe I would’ve had a better performance or maybe I would’ve had a better shot at winning the fight. We’ll never know. But my foot started failing me in the fight, and it wasn’t responding. I panicked, and I stopped thinking on what I was supposed to do.”

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