UFC stars Jose Aldo and Rob Font both break eye sockets in brutal fight and face six months outDecember 8, 2021
UFC stars Jose Aldo and Rob Font are facing six-month medical suspensions after they broke each other's eye sockets on Saturday.
The two bantamweights produced an absolute war at UFC Vegas 44 in what is among the favourites to be crowned fight of the year.
It was Aldo who extended his winning streak to three with a 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 decision over Font after five gruelling rounds that left both men with fractured orbital bones.
Afterwards, the former featherweight champion declared his ambition to become a two-weight UFC champion.
But with interim belt holder Petr Yan and current champion Aljamain Sterling set to clash early in 2022, he admits he is unlikely to get a title shot as he set his sights on fighting TJ Dillashaw next.
Aldo said: “So Dillashaw is right there just sitting. I want to fight Dillashaw.
“That would be my best opponent next.
“I want to be a champion in this division and I'm working for that.
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“Rob Font's a tough opponent. I respect him a lot but nobody's going to stop me.
“We trained to become a complete MMA fighter. I want to be as complete as I can – this is the new Aldo that you're seeing.”
However, he might have to wait until at least the end of May before getting back into the octagon.
MixedMartialArts.com have released UFC’s latest medical suspensions.
Aldo has been suspended for 180 days or until his right orbital fracture is cleared by doctor as well as being suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
And Font will also be sidelined as he was suspended for 180 days or until his left orbital and nasal fractures are cleared by a doctor in addition to 45 day suspension with no contact for 30 days.
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