There has recently been a growing trend of former UFC champions going after big paydays in boxing.
Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva both fought Jake Paul.
There have been talks about Francis Ngannou fighting any of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, or Dillian Whyte.
Now it looks like Jose Aldo is trying to get in on the fun.
Aldo told MMAFighting’s Guilherme Cruz that he is in talks for a fight with Floyd Mayweather. According to the report, both sides have agreed and are now waiting for promoters to make a deal.
Jose Aldo targeting Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match in 2023: ‘It might be an exhibition on his side, but not for me’ https://t.co/KXJ0NvKNpl pic.twitter.com/eRLqJOlpUK
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) February 11, 2023
His side has already agreed, my side too. We’re now waiting for [the promoters] to get the deal done.
Aldo made his boxing debut yesterday, beating Emmanuel Zambrano by unanimous decision in a fight that took place in Brazil.
He already has his next boxing match lined up as well. He’ll be taking on Jeremy Stephens o April 1st on the undercard of Gamebred Boxing 4, which will be headlined by a match between Roy Jones Jr and former UFC Champ Anthony Pettis.
The fight with Stephens is a rematch between the two. The first fight took place on a UFC on Fox card back in 2018. Aldo won the first fight, dropping Stephens with a body shot late in first round before securing the stoppage on the ground.
Floyd has been active on the exhibition circuit over the last couple of years. Most recently, he fought Deji Olatunji in November, winning by 6th round TKO. He also already has his next fight set.
He’ll be taking on British reality star Aaron Chalmers in an exhibition in a couple of weeks.
Even if the fight is an exhibition, it will be fun to see one of the greatest strikers in UFC history take on one of the greatest boxers to ever step in the ring.