NSAC indicates position on licensing with Aldo injury still uncertain

June 27, 2015

Jose Aldo’s injury appears to be worse than first reported and the main event for UFC 189 on July 11th hangs in the balance.  The Nevada State Athletic Commission indicated that it will rely on the medical information provided to it in issuing Aldo a license to fight next month.

MMA Junkie reports that the commission will rely on the medical records and pre-fight questionnaire submitted by Aldo to determine if he can be issued a license.  The article indicates that the commission will rely on the UFC to inform it if a fighter cannot fight due to injury.

There are conflicting reports on the severity of Aldo’s injury.  It was first reported that Aldo suffered a rib injury during training.  The UFC announced that the injury was a bruise and was cleared to fight.  However, reports are conflicting according to an MMA Fighting article which suggests that Brazilian doctors diagnose Aldo’s injury as fractured ribs whereas American doctors cite bruised ribs.

The Junkie article states that there are no orthopedic tests required for licensing but will have to go through routine examinations to obtain a license.

Payout Perspective:

The drama continues and if you were looking for the commission to step in to decipher whether Aldo should or should not be issued a license to fight based on an injury, think again.  Based on the comments from the commission in the Junkie article, it’s clear that they are going to rely on information provided to them.  While this is based on the standard requirements for licensing, it also identifies a huge problem with the system.  Essentially, you can outright conceal an injury on a pre-fight questionnaire.

We saw a situation like this occur with the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight when Pacquiao did not disclose an injury on his pre-fight questionnaire.  It’s unknown whether disclosing injury would have derailed the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight (although there are still lawsuits out there suing Pacquiao for failing to disclose the injury), he still was able to fight on May 2nd in the biggest PPV event in the history of boxing.

With the commission taking a stronger stance on PEDs in combat sports, perhaps this should be one of the next issues it should address.  Draw your own conclusions on that one.

8 Responses to “NSAC indicates position on licensing with Aldo injury still uncertain”

  1. tops E on June 27th, 2015 11:40 AM

    Is dw forcing fighters to heal? Or downgrade injuries? Hahahahaha

  2. saldathief on June 27th, 2015 12:39 PM

    More UFC lies, distortion, manipulation, bullshit, and plain out disrespect for, itself, fighters and the fans. Only idiots wouldn’t catch on, seems like we have a few that post on here, oh wait they are not only stupid but paid to be stupid!
    Nice boxing event tonight and ufc, but all Dana is talking about Is aldo and Conor. Too bad for the guys fighting tonight.

  3. d on June 27th, 2015 5:00 PM

    Sal smells like dog shit.

  4. tops E on June 27th, 2015 6:54 PM

    Dw is desperate hahaha

  5. saldathief on June 27th, 2015 8:43 PM

    D=Dorothy is desperate hahaha

  6. d on June 27th, 2015 10:43 PM

    Sal smells like dogshit and urine. Haha.

  7. Fight Fan on June 28th, 2015 7:00 AM

    Go figure mr clean Dana white still bsing the fans. They will bait and switch the fans at the last minute, they are not going to say anything now because they don’t want to lose ticket sales and ppvs.

  8. d on June 29th, 2015 5:31 PM

    How many ticket sales can they lose? The show’s almost completely sold out. As for ppv, people don’t buy the ppv usually until a few hours at most before the ppv starts. That won’t make any difference. Tuesday will be the day we find out if he can go or not.

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