UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is in the midst of a training camp for his title unification fight against interim featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 212.
Aldo suffered a minor injury during the training camp, one that required stitches.
"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 told Combate. "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.”
The Brazilian is going to be defending the gold for the first time since it was awarded to him after then champion Conor McGregor was stripped of the gold.
MMA fan’s don’t need to worry about the effect the cut will have on the champion because the cut has changed nothing for him.
“I'm supposed to take them off tomorrow, but we'll see. It didn't change my routine. The day I got cut, I got the stitches and then went right back to train jiu-jitsu. It's right on the top of my head, where there's no contact or impact. The cut changes nothing,” says Aldo.
UFC 212 takes place on Saturday, June 3 from the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with Jose Aldo and Max Holloway headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.