(“Hey bro…sorry about your pee-hole.” [*hugs*] / Photo via josealdojuniorofficial)
Just days after successfully defending his UFC featherweight championship, Jose Aldo was hospitalized for kidney stones. MMA Fighting passed along word of Aldo’s condition, reporting that the Brazilian fighter was diagnosed on Tuesday and spent time at a hospital in Rio:
“Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, told MMAFighting.com that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to Copa D’Or hospital in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro and diagnosed with kidney stones Tuesday. UOL first reported the news.”
Tannure went on to say that he is unsure of whether Aldo has already passed the stones or not and is waiting to hear from the champ’s camp. Aldo also broke his foot against Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163 and is not expected to fight again until 2014.
This writer has never had kidney stones but has known folks who have. And, judging from the apparent pain they were in, we’re willing to bet Aldo is dealing with some pain slightly below Tito Ortiz’s cracked skull but definitely above Jon Jones’ mangled toe. Reportedly, Aldo has had stones before.
Get well soon, Jose.