Alexander Volkanovski wants to see more action in the featherweight division.
Volkanovski has said for quite some time, that he wants the top contender to fight and earn the number one contender bout. It’s likely the Max Holloway trilogy will be next, but if that doesn’t happen, Volkanovski says he would move up to lightweight as he’s tired of featherweights just sitting around hoping they get picked for the title fight.
“That’s a fight (with Holloway) I wanted purely for the haters and all that type of stuff,” Volkanovski said after UFC 273. “… Obviously, I want the biggest fights. He showed that that’s probably going to be the biggest fight. So we’ll talk to the team, we’ll see if he wants it, we’ll see if we want it, if the team wants it, if the UFC wants it, and then we’ll make that decision. I’m going to make the right decision for the right reasons.
“I’m in a position where I can do a couple of things, and if this division doesn’t want to sort itself out and they’re all going to sit back and f*cking wait for sh*t, then fine – I’ll move up and fight lightweight. I’m an easy champ to understand: Take that No. 1 spot, you get that shot,” Volkanovski said. “If not, let’s move up. I think we’re in a good position to move up, maybe see what happens in this lightweight division title fight, and maybe move up. Because again, I’m showing I’m levels ahead in this (featherweight) division. Maybe we move up.”
The hope for many fans is that Alexander Volkanovski does face Max Holloway next. It is the most competitive fight in the featherweight division. However, the 145lbs champ says he is much better than everyone and he will continue to prove that.
“I said that’s what I was going to do. I’d been showing everyone – telling everyone all week I’m going to show I’m on another level,” Volkanovski said. “I’m raising the bar each time, and you saw that. All these guys can’t touch me. I don’t think anyone’s ever done that to ‘Zombie’ – not like that. It just shows that I am on another level, and the next time I get in there, I’m going to be better again.”