If Jose Aldo thought his ribs were hurting, that's nothing compared to the sting his bank account is feeling now.
The outspoken UFC featherweight champ has long been a proponent for higher fighter pay. And now, according to UFC President Dana White, Aldo was finally in line to get that big payday he wanted oh-so-badly before a rib injury forced him to pull out of Saturday's UFC 189 main event against arch-nemesis Conor McGregor.
“Believe me, he stood to make a lot of money -- a lot of money,” White told ESPN's Ryen Russillo. “If he could’ve fought, he would’ve fought."
White was then asked how much Aldo stood to make.
"Millions of dollars. Yeah, he probably would’ve made close to $4 million."
As if having your rib crunched by a spinning kick to the side wasn’t enough, knowing you missed out on a multi-million dollar payday has to have the Brazilian extra salty.
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