Former two time UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo hasn’t competed in the UFC since losing his title to Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 212.
According to long time coach Andre Pederneiras, the former champion wants to finish off his current UFC contract and move to boxing.
"He’s training boxing because he has this dream of competing in professional boxing,” Pederneiras said to MMA Fighting. "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 no professional boxing experience to speak of, but that didn’t stop other UFC fighters like Conor McGregor from entering the boxing world.
Pederneiras also says Aldo is ready to fight right now, but they are simply waiting for a fight offer from the UFC.
"We’re waiting for the UFC,” 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."
When Aldo does return to action, it is going to be the first time during his entire UFC tenure that he won’t be competing in a title fight.