Alexander Volkanovski remains interested in a third match with Max Holloway, despite the fact that he won the first two matches.
Following his dominating performance against ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273, Alexander Volkanovski confirmed to BT Sport that he would accept a three-part fight against Holloway. The defending featherweight champion didn’t seem interested in chasing it. He say:
“We’ll see if [Holloway] even want it. He kept talking about other wars and moving on, money wars and all that. If he wants to do it, well, do it. I’ll just keep doing my thing. We shall see. Obviously we will talk to them. We will make the next fight for the right reasons. If there is a movie trilogy, it will have good reasons. It’s not because I want to prove something to the haters and it’s not. But it’s still a fight that I want, and I think the crowd wants too. I think it will do PPV well, it’s a big fight. So it makes sense. So I guess that’s what it’s going to be. But we’ll talk to Dana and Sean Shelby and we’ll get some money for that, too. “
Watch the full interview between Alexander Volkanovski and BT Sport below:
Alexander Volkonovski’s victory over Chan Sung Jung marked his third successful defense of his featherweight title. With dominance level ‘The Great’ performed with Brian Ortega in 2nd and now Chan Sung Jung in 4th, there aren’t many opponents left for him to face with the 145 pounds fans have will be considered competition. That’s another reason why a third Max Holloway battle is likely.
Alexander Volkanovski has suggested that it is possible to switch to lightweight
If there is no legitimate challenge to Alexander Volkanovski facing featherweight, ‘The Great’ announced he would move up to lightweight and look for an opponent there.
During UFC 273’s post-fight press conference, Volkanovski said:
“I’m in a position where I can do a few things, and if this department doesn’t want to deal with it on its own and they’re all going to sit back and f**king wait s**t, then Fine, I will move up and fight light. I’m an understandable champion: Get number one, you’ll get that shot. If not, let’s move up. I think we’re in a good position to move forward, maybe see what happens in this light belt war, and maybe move on. “
Alexander Volkanovski is no stranger to the lightweight segment. Several matches in his minor league days were fought at 155 pounds, and he even five welterweight matches about his record from the beginning of his fighting career.