Jose Aldo is thinking about transitioning to boxing potentially after he makes one more attempt to get the 145-pound title in the UFC.
Aldo lost the belt to Mcgregor at UFC 194 in December of 2015. It only took 13 seconds for Mcgregor to surgically connect with Aldo’s chin and put him away in the first round.
Aldo took the interim title back from Frankie Edgar in 2016 and the UFC declared him champion once again after Conor Mcgregor did not defend the belt.
A warrior and competitor such as Aldo will always feel as if he has something to prove. Which is why after his UFC run is over he might test the waters in boxing.
In a recent interview with Brazil’s Giro Combate Aldo said, “As soon as the contract ends, I’ll decide whether we go to boxing or stay in MMA, but my dream, right now, is to get the title back. That’s what I’m focused on. That’s what I’m talking to coach Dede Pederneiras about.”
‘’That’s why I’m training again and keeping everyone motivated. I know I have a chance, I have the skill, and I want to win it again.”
If Aldo wants a title shot it might take some time before his ‘’dream’’ comes true. The division is stacked with competition and young talents such as Brian Ortega, Jeremy Stephens, and the champ Max Holloway.
With only four fights left on his UFC contract, Aldo cannot afford another loss.