At a time when Nate Diaz is applying for a license to box in Nevada, and Conor McGregor has already received one in California, Jose Aldo is talking about making a move into pro-boxing as well.
The UFC’s featherweight champ was a recently a guest on Combate TV in his native Brazil, and during the interview, Aldo reportedly said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“First of all, it’s not about money. I want to keep it clear. Thank God the UFC and MMA gave me a lot of stuff,” Aldo said. “Yes, I think about having a career in boxing, but I want to start from the bottom, start from zero. I want to get ranked and one day fight for a belt. I don’t want to fight just to fight, for money, to go after big fights and challenge a great champion.
This comes not long after Aldo asked the UFC to release him from his contract, but the promotion wasn’t interested…Aldo isn’t currently booked for a bout, but he’s expected to face Max Holloway next.