Alexander Volkanovski has been on a roll in the UFC ever since his induction into the Universe. He is the current UFC Featherweight Champion, with an astounding record of 8-0. As many who chase greatness, the fighter aims to up his own benchmark. This way, he feels, he will engrave his name in MMA history.
Here is how he plans to do the same. Alexander “The Great” plans to take on the first American to hold the Featherweight title, Max Holloway, for the second time.
In a recent interview, Alexander told TMZ,
“I want that fight, because there [are] no clear No. 1 contenders, and I just think that he’s a great champion. And, for me, the biggest fight in my career right now to solidify myself as the best featherweight of all-time. One of the greatest of all-time. I go and take out Max twice in his prime, you know, people are gonna give me the respect I deserve.”
It is the aim of every sports person to be remembered as the greatest. Interestingly, Alexander already seems to have a plan chalked out. But is this plan foolproof?
What happened the last time Alexander Volkanovski fought Max Holloway?
Alexander wants to head into the storm called Max Holloway, simply because he has bested the storm before.
The two met at UFC 245, where The Great went toe-to-toe with Max. The match lasted for the entirety of 5 rounds. Alexander used a ferocious volume of low kicks and striking to beat the champion, emerging victorious via unanimous decision.
Alexander managed to out-strike the “Blessed” Holloway in every round, thus creating a memorable moment for the UFC Universe.
And here he is, a few months later, looking to etch his mark deeply and recreate history. While this is a commendable step, Alexander might just be walking into his own doom.
After all, Max Holloway is one of the greatest Featherweights in the Octagon. And he’s just 28.
While ending the fight in a more spectacular way will most definitely help Volkanovski achieve his goal, the tables could turn in Holloway’s favor, causing the opposite result of what Alexander desires.
Do you think it is a wise decision for Volkanovski to call out Holloway?
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