Amid the swirling rumors of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo suffering an injury in training camp, which would put his highly anticipated title fight against Conor McGregor rat UFC 189 in jeopardy, the UFC has remained silent.

That was until UFC President Dana White took to Twitter to shed some light on the developing situation.

This tweet comes just a few hours after it was revealed Aldo had fractured his ribs during a sparring session in training camp.

While there has been no official word on whether the UFC has indeed pulled Aldo and McGregor from the card, White’s response does reveal the UFC is aware of the public outcry for answers.

Aldo (25-1), who still stands as the only featherweight champion in UFC history, was last seen earning a unanimous decision over longtime rival Chad Mendes following their thrilling 25-minute war in the main event of UFC 179 in October.  This victory not only pushed Aldo’s win streak to an astounding 18 straight but also marked his ninth straight title defense under the WEC/UFC banner.

McGregor (17-2)  is looking to extend his own 13 fight win streak, which includes five straight under the UFC banner. In is his most recent effort, the Dublin native scored a dominant second round TKO victory over Dennis Siver in the main event of UFC Fight Night 59 in July. Prior to this win over, McGregor’ plastered MMA veteran Dustin Poirier en route to a violent TKO win just two minutes into their UFC 178 matchup in September. He will enter this bout with 16 career stopapge, including 15 by way of knockout.

UFC 189 is set to take place on July 11 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. If both Aldo and McGregor are indeed pulled from the card, the co-main event between reigning UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald is expected to be promoted to headlining bout.

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