If he defeats Max Holloway at UFC 276 then Alexander Volkanovski has recently made it clear that he wants to move up to 155 and compete for a second belt. Given that he doesn’t always enjoy super fights, Dana White was recently questioned about the possibility.
Alexander Volkanovski appears to have accomplished enough to merit the chance to advance and contest the lightweight championship. After defeating Max Holloway in July, UFC president Dana White was not opposed to the idea of him doing so.
White told The Mac Life (via MMA Junkie) that Volkanovski is one of those men who “has earned the respect of everyone by now.” You won’t have to hear about it anymore if we finish the Hollyoway trilogy and put this behind us. That person is free to do whatever he wants. I’m down for whatever he wants to do, whether it’s move up and challenge someone at 55 or whatever.
For Alexander Volkanovski, there are numerous barriers standing in the way of a superfight. At UFC 276 he still has to face Max Holloway, the toughest fighter at featherweight, and there’s also the matter of who holds the lightweight title.
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