UFC HAS CONFIRMED WHAT MANY WERE DREADING.

UFC 189 has a new main event.

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has withdrawn from his July 11 title defense against Conor McGregor due to an injured rib.

In a short statement, UFC said Chad Mendes, who had been on standby since news of Aldo’s injury broke, will now face McGregor for the interim 145-pound crown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.