It now appears that some of the rumors about Jose Aldo’s future with the UFC were exaggerated. Despite his apparent retirement from mixed martial arts competition, the two-time UFC featherweight champion is still very much under contract with the UFC.
Aldo recently discussed his career alternatives with Globo Esporte, stating that MMA is out of the question unless he signs with the UFC.
“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 a possibility,” Aldo said.
“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.”
Jose Aldo’s last UFC fight was an August decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili.
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