Jose Aldo Looks To Box

Former UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo returns to Brazil on Friday after spending time in California, training at Robert Garcia’s gym. His trip to Garcia’s gym wasn’t focused on his UFC career, not even his MMA career, but according to one of Aldo’s coaches, its to step into the boxing ring.

According to his Nova Uniao coach Andre Pederneiras,

“He’s training boxing because he has this dream of competing in professional boxing…If it was up to him, he’d fight all of his UFC fights (left on the contract) in three months and go box. He wants to box professionally.”

Aldo has only four fights left in his UFC deal, and is looking to head back into action immediately.

“He doesn’t want to stay inactive for a long time,” Pederneiras said, “and there’s both sides: he definitely wants to finish the contract.”

With recent losses to Conor McGregor and Max Holloway, and only two stoppage victories since moving from WEC to UFC, Aldo is looking to be more aggressive as former champion.

It’s still unclear when Aldo will return to the Octagon, but a rematch with Cub Swanson around November in New York, or in Las Vegas for UFC’s final show of the year.

Pederneiras said.

“We’re trying to get this fight done, against Cub Swanson or someone else. He wants to fight (against) someone well ranked, and wait for an opportunity to fight for the belt.”

Original Story: MMA Fighting

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