Alexander Volkanovski has made a name for himself in the featherweight division after his huge win over the former champion Jose Aldo and his knockout win against Chad Mendes. The Australian is going to challenge the reigning champion, Max Holloway in UFC 245 now.
However, ahead of probably the biggest fight of his career, Volkanovski talks about a possible match up with former featherweight champion, Conor Mcgregor. the Notorious One has been inactive since his last loss to the lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. There has not been any news regarding his return fight yet.
Well, Alexander Volkanovski just joined the list of fighters who want a big fight with the former two-division champion, Conor McGregor. In a recent interview, Volkanovski showed his interest to fight McGregor and said:
“Who would not want that fight. It would be silly not to. I am talking about being the pound for pound number one, best featherweight of all time. We are talking money when you take a fight like that. Frankie and Conor I have seen that as well that John is talking about that. I don’t know we will see.”
Mcgregor’s coach John Cavanagh has already said that Frankie Edgar would make sense for Mcgregor’s much-awaited return. When asked about that match up, Volkanovski liked the chances of McGregor. He said:
“I think he(McGregor) can(beat Frankie Edgar). I got a lot of respect for Frankie but obviously, I still think Conor could find the chin. That’s all that needs. he only needs one shot. So it definitely can happen. But again we will see what happens.”
A fight between McGregor and Volkanovski is very unlikely to happen even if Volkanovski gets a win over Max Holloway. Nevertheless, Volkanovski will certainly put the featherweight title on the line against McGregor after the Holloway fight.Volkanovski said:
“Let him(Mcgregor) fight someone. I will have the belt. And I am the man on the top. If he really wants that I will take him out as well.”
Alexander Volkanovski is going to face arguably the best featherweight in UFC history, Max Holloway who has been unbeaten for years in featherweight division in UFC 245.