Jose Aldo’s Coach Reports Fighter Wants to End UFC Contract “as Soon as Possible”
By FCF Staff
It’s been reported before that Jose Aldo wants to end his run with the UFC, and transition into boxing, and following his second loss to Max Holloway, his head coach is repeating that wish.
Aldo faced Holloway at UFC 218 last month, and as was the case when they fought this past June, the latter stopped the former featherweight champ in round three.
“Aldo has wanted to do boxing for a long time,” Pederneiras said. “This happened for Conor, but this wasn’t of interest between us and the UFC. We had other issues that we went to Vegas to talk to Dana about.”
“He asked to fight boxing, Dana denied and, later, Conor was fighting boxing. He did not have the thought he thought he might have. Months before he asked, the answer was no. Months later Conor manages to fight in boxing without problem and the UFC allowed it. Of course he has a lot of money involved and in his [Aldo’s] fight he would not, but not everything in life is money. He became quite unmotivated.”
“…I’ve never heard him talk about stopping. I think Aldo has been at it for a long time, in a very continuous time. I think Aldo could take a vacation and feel that motivation to return. I already talked to him, but he wants to end the UFC contract as soon as possible.”
The 31 year-old fighter, who didn’t lose a bout for over ten years, has gone 1-3 in his last four bouts.