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Alex Volkanovski Wants Max Holloway to Fight Him Before Going to Lightweight

February 7, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Alex Volkanovski spoke with reporters at a UFC 234 promotional event talking about his next fight and more. Highlights are below per MMAjunkie:

On Max Holloway possibly fighting at lightweight: “Everyone is talking about him going to lightweight, I’m like, ‘Wait a second, fight me before you go.’ They’re trying to say there’s nothing left in this division, I just think that’s rubbish. My next fight, I guarantee everyone, the whole world is going to be saying give me that title shot. I guarantee it.”

On a possible fight with Jose Aldo: “He said, ‘Sorry.’ I don’t know if that’s a, ‘Sorry, I don’t know him.’ Or a, ‘Sorry, that ain’t happening.’ I don’t really care. I don’t think he’s looking at a title run, so if that fight makes sense for me, I don’t even know. I know who he is, I ain’t going to lie. I know exactly who he is and he’s great. I’ve got a lot of respect for what he’s done, but at the same time my path is to that title, and if he’s in front of me I’m going to do what I’m going to do against all of them.”

On his next fight: “I want to fight someone for the No. 1 contender, so whoever is looking to take that title fight, me first and let’s see who deserves this shot. Or give me the shot right away let’s not mess about. … However it works, just give me a fight and give me someone right up there.”