Jose Aldo may return to action by the end of 2017.
A.G. Fight recently caught up to Aldo, who said a title rematch isn’t on his mind (via Flo Combat):
“I’m sure [Frankie] Edgar [will be the next challenger for Holloway], they’ll be fighting in November. I know Edgar will be the next challenger, [so] I’m not thinking about being the champion [short-term]. My plan is to start again, now that [Holloway’s] head is turned towards the next challenger, and then to fight for the belt again.”
He went on to say that a bout in November or December is possible. For Aldo, it’s all about the negotiation process.
“We are already in contact [with the UFC]. I have returned to training, [and] I am waiting for the time to fight again, but I can’t say anything until it’s finalized. I think it’s just [the choice of] Holloway, it’s not my choice [who I’ll fight]. It’s a matter of negotiation between Dedé [Pederneiras, Aldo’s head coach] and the UFC. At the latest, I’ll fight in December, but if I can fight before in November [that would be even better].”
Stick with MMANews.com for more details on Aldo’s next bout when they become available.