Jose Aldo leaves the door open for a future return to competition as a boxer, but coming back to mixed martial arts is not a possibility. A big loss for MMA and the UFC is the recent retirement of Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in the history of this sport.
The 36-year-old Brazilian retired shortly after losing to Merab Dvalishvili. With that defeat, Aldo moved far away from attacking the title of the UFC's bantamweight division, especially since the bantamweight division is full of top fighters and potential challengers.
After a total of 39 professional MMA matches, Aldo decided to end his career, but in an interview with Globo Esporte, he revealed that we could see him in another sport. Of course, it's about boxing. “I’m trying to see the best path I’ll take right now,” Aldo said.
“I won’t fight MMA, that’s for sure. I thank everybody calling me from other promotions, but I haven’t left the UFC, I remain under contract with them. I’ll see where I’ll fit”. Boxing is still a possibility Jose has really emphasized several times that he wants to try his hand at boxing, and now may finally be the time for such a step.
Unfortunately for him, Jake Paul is significantly bigger and several weight classes are above him, and Aldo will not be able to fight against the YouTuber's big money. However, if you remember Aldo's interview he did for AG Fight a little over a year ago, then you also remember Aldo's statement about boxing matches against YouTubers.
“Boxing is a possibility,” Aldo said of his next step as an athlete. “It was always a dream I had in my life, I never hid that from anyone. It was always a dream. But let’s see. Everybody says I’m still young, that I have a few years [left].
First, for now, with the birth of my son, I want to enjoy my family, and then I’ll think of the professional side”.