Current UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo hasn’t competed since defeating former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. Aldo wants to join the likes of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz in transitioning from MMA to another sport.
"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 told Combate. "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. I respect every boxer, but I want to start from the bottom. I want a career in boxing. That was my biggest dream, to one day become champion in MMA and boxing. That is my biggest dream.”
Aldo, who was destroyed by McGregor is just 13 seconds at UFC 194, still has some harsh feelings towards the Lightweight champion.
"I hope Conor gets f***ed, that’s what matters to me,” Aldo said. "I don’t give a damn about him. I've already said he’s sh*t, so what he does or doesn't do, I don’t care. I worry about myself. I'm training to defend my belt. I want to fly higher."
Aldo is a two time UFC Featherweight Champion and a one time UFC Interim Featherweight Champion, but has no professional boxing experience to speak of.