Heading into their fight at UFC 200, Edgar talked about the first time they were supposed to rematch and what he expects out of their title fight:
“We were supposed to fight earlier and he had a little boo-boo on his foot from a motorcycle accident and we had to reschedule. I highly doubt he’s ever fought injured,” Edgar said. “If he did, he must fight injured all the time because how much does this guy pull out of fights?”
There were rumors that circulated earlier this week that Aldo was injured again during training although the Brazilian quickly squashed the story with a photo he posted while proclaiming his health ahead of UFC 200.
Of course, Aldo also claimed that he wasn’t injured ahead of his first scheduled bout with McGregor in 2015 before he ultimately pulled out of the fight due to a rib injury.
For his part, Edgar is training and preparing for the best Aldo he’s ever faced, but if the oft-injured former champion decides to pull out of their fight at UFC 200, he’ll be ready for whoever the promotion hands him as a replacement.
“I’m just trying to focus on him but I won’t be surprised if that happens, obviously,” Edgar said about Aldo’s tendency to get injured. “You’re seeing it happen in every weight class, not just us, but especially with Aldo. Anything can happen.