Reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski sent a stern warning to the featherweight division on social media.
After competing for almost four years in the company, Volkanovski dethroned Max Holloway to become the featherweight king. He then defeated Holloway again in the rematch and retained his belt via a split decision.
He is now waiting for a new opponent to emerge. Though the division is full of worthy challengers, there is no definite contender. Eager to fight again, the champion delivered a message to the division via social media.
“What’s happening guys? Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski, the UFC featherweight champ. A message to the featherweight division, to the contenders… Get your sh*t together. Start fighting. Earn that #1 spot. It ain’t gonna be given to you…”
Volkanovski need not wait long for a contender to emerge. One man has already been calling him out for a while now. Did you guess who it is? Well, the former two-division champion and the “King of Cringe” Henry Cejudo has been on Volkanovski’s tail for the past couple of weeks.
And it is not just Cejudo who is doing the talking. Volkanovski came up with his own witty replies too. The duo has trolled each on Twitter several times. However, it seems like Volkanovski is uninterested in fighting Cejudo unless there is a ton of money involved.
In a recent chat with Submission Radio, Volkanovski said:
“I’ve got my eye on the [featherweight] division. I want these number one contenders. And if for some reason the UFC pushed that [Cejudo fight] on me, like I said, I’ve got to get paid for it, because it’s just a waste of time for me, I believe. A waste of time for the division.”
Who do you think will Alexander Volkanovski fight next? Will it be a featherweight contender or Henry Cejudo?
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