Jose Aldo Will Talk To UFC About Future, May Return To Boxing

Rio de Janeiro – With his return fight now in the books UFC bantamweight Jose Aldo may actually continue his hall of fame career following his win over Jonathan Martinez at UFC 301.

“When I asked for this fight they had already talked about it (signing Aldo to a new contract). I said let’s fight first,” Aldo told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.

“You have to see it first. They won’t put the cart in front of the oxen. Let’s do it slowly. Let’s fight and do a show. As soon as you see it you’ll know how I am.”

Aldo (32-8) said that UFC brass did try to sign him to a contract, but he wanted to fight this one out first before considering that option.

“I wanted to fight here first. Now I can talk to Dana (White) and see what path we can take,” Aldo said.

Prior to the fight Aldo had said that his goal was to fight out his UFC contract and then get back into boxing. He had mentioned possible matchups with boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

“Yes it could be. As I told you before I got the offer. I even had the contract, but I said no, I’m still with the UFC. So I need to fight. I need to see how I’m doing. This is a big window that opened up for me,” he said

“I think my life has always been here (UFC). So I have to get there, sit down with them, and see what’s the best path we can take.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Jose Aldo above.

Translation via Captions.