FightersOnly.com reported the accident earlier today.
Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr suffered a minor motocycle accident this past Saturday.
The fighter was riding on Copacabana towards his home in Barrio do Flamengo when a Citroen suddenly turned the corner and hit his motorcycle. The motorist stopped to help him and was surprised when the passersby began to ask for autographs.
Aldo suffered only minor injuries with a “few scratches and a swollen foot” according to his coach Andre Pederneiras who spoke to Tatame.com on Monday.
The injuries won’t prevent Aldo from stepping into the cage on October 15th at UFC 153 to defend his title against former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar.
According to Pederneiras, the champion only got few scratches and a swollen foot, but it will not get in the way of his next bout on the Wonderful City.
“Our only concern is the swollen foot, but there was no fracture. He is gonna rest this week and get back to training next week”, said the champ’s coach, on a chat with TATAME. “He also got some scratches on his knee, leg and butt, but we believe there won’t be a problem”.
Besides a little scolding, Andre prohibited the fighter from driving motorcycles to avoid other risks in the future. “He’s prohibited from riding a motto”, warns.