Aldo latest fighter to talk up boxing career

January 30, 2017

Jose Aldo became the latest UFC fighter to talk about boxing as an alternative to fighting in the UFC per MMA Fighting.

In an interview with Brazilian outlet TV Combate, Aldo talked about wanting to start “at the bottom” in boxing and work his way up.  Unlike Conor McGregor’s plan to fight Floyd Mayweather, Aldo set out a long-term vision in boxing.  Aldo stated that it’s not for the money as he wants to hold titles in both MMA and boxing some day.

Of course, one might see this as posturing as Aldo tries to get main event fights in the UFC.  He hopes to fight in late April, early May.

Payout Perspective:

With Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz obtaining boxing licenses, it seems that the default leverage maneuver for disgruntled UFC fighters. Similar with the obstacles that McGregor will face if he decides to promote a fight in boxing without the UFC approval, Aldo would face similar issues.  Essentially, the UFC would likely block (via lawsuit in the form of a court injunction) any potential sanctioned boxing match Aldo attempts to participate in if the company does not give it its blessing.  Likely, it’s another method of saber-rattling from Aldo to get the UFC to pay attention.

4 Responses to “Aldo latest fighter to talk up boxing career”

  1. TOPS E on January 31st, 2017 12:42 AM

    Moving up to major league..hahahahaha

  2. turd on February 1st, 2017 4:50 AM

    pretty dumb and stupid on aldos part, he would get annihilated in boxing.

    also aldo has only fought once since losing to mcgregor its not like he is super

    active to begin with

  3. Wil on February 1st, 2017 4:59 AM

    This is a mix of wanting to capitalize on the novelty, an actual case of mma fighters wanting to improve their game with the domination of amateur boxers in UFC, and everyone realizing the trouble the UFC is in right now to produce PPV numbers….this is leverage. If the Ali Act does in fact protect them in boxing from their White contracts, then White will have to come to the table on their demands.

  4. d on February 2nd, 2017 9:15 AM

    It has nothing to do with anything other than 3 fighters who are attempting to leverage the UFC.

    Amateur boxers without heavy grappling backgrounds not only do not dominate mma, they are run out of the sport as quickly as they come in typically.

    The Ali Act probably won’t protect them, and the risk of pursuing that type of legal battle is great. It would be a very expensive…one that could leave them all flat broke if they went through with a fight even with a temporary relief from a court. The threat of the UFC suing them is too great. McGregor could make 100m+ fighting Mayweather and then lose every penny and then some.

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