Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t see a need to fight Max Holloway for the fourth time.
Volkanovski first beat Holloway to win the featherweight title in December of 2019 and then followed that up with a split decision win over the Hawaiin in July 2020. After going up 2-0 in the series, the two had a rematch last July and once again beat Holloway by decision.
With Volkanovski being up 3-0 in the series, he doesn’t see how the UFC can make a fourth fight given he is up 3-0 in the series.
Should There Be A Alexander Volkanovski Max Holloway 4?
“Max is a cool dude, as well, great fighter.” Volkanovski said to The MacLife. “But it’s just whether you’re gonna go there. Like do I see – how can it happen, right? It’s hard enough to do a trilogy when you’re two (up). A lot of people were like, ‘What are you doing? Why?’ At least there was still a bit of history and things like that where now the third one, obviously it doesn’t make sense. So it’s a tricky situation for Max, that’s for sure.”
With Alexander Volkanovski saying a fourth fight is a tough sell, his hope is that Max Holloway finally moves up to lightweight. The champ is frustrated that Holloway keeps beating up his contenders – as he has defeated Allen, Calvin Kattar, and Yair Rodriguez since then.
“I just said to him like, ‘Get out of my division, and stop beating up my contenders.’ You know what I mean? “I’m saying stuff like that to him. Again, a lot of people are gonna sit there and before last night, ‘Oh you know, he’s fallen off,’ and all this type of stuff. I’m like, ‘Nah, it’s not that. Trust me.’ You wait till he fights again, you’re gonna forget about that the next time. And he proved it (Saturday). He looked great.”
Although Alexander Volkanovski wants Max Holloway to leave featherweight, the Hawaiian has voiced that he has no plans to anytime soon.