Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Alexander Volkanovski Lobbies for UFC 243 Bout Against Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski has a place and date in mind to make use of his #1 contender status: UFC 243 in native land of Australia. If this is date the UFC decides to roll with, it would be only three months after Max Holloway’s latest fight from UFC 240 this past weekend. Despite Holloway’s defense against Frankie Edgar at the event going the full 25 minutes, Holloway did not look bad enough for wear to preclude another defense against Volkanovski, the Australian believes (Transcript via MMA Fighting):

“It was a five-round fight but I still don’t think too much damage was in there. I’m believe he can turn it around or I’m hoping maybe,” Volkanovski said following the UFC 240 pay per view. “In saying that, I guess it’s up to him but mate let’s fill out this 60,000 seat stadium.

“It would be a blockbuster event. We’d break records. For our part of the world it would be huge, I want to be a part of it. Hopefully, Max does, too. Let’s make it happen.”

When the fight does take place, whether it’s at UFC 243 or elsewhere, Volkanovski already believes to know where he would have the advantages in the fight:

“Knockout power and I believe that I’m comfortable out of range as well,” Volkanovski said. “I feel Frankie really loves coming forward and just being in the pocket and staying there, which he started getting hit with a jab a few times where I’m more than happy to be outside the range, work my way in, stay in, work my angles, work the takedowns, keep him guessing.”

Do you believe UFC 243 is the ideal card for Holloway/Volkanovski to take place?

Trending Articles

Mike Tyson Responds To George Foreman’s Concern Over Roy Jones Jr. Bout

Mike Tyson has responded to the concerns of fellow boxing legend George Foreman. Tyson is scheduled to take on...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans To ‘Drown’ Justin Gaethje At UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov respects Justin Gaethje but he has no plans to take it easy on "The Highlight." Nurmagomedov is...

UFC Welterweight Mike Perry Issues Apology Following Restaurant Incident

Mike Perry has issued a statement following his incident at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Perry came under fire...

Conor McGregor Explains How Being Hesitant On Kick Impacted First Fight With Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor has taken some time to reflect on his March 2016 loss to Nate Diaz. McGregor first fought...

Tyron Woodley Says Colby Covington Bout Is Nearly Finalized: ‘This Is The Biggest Fight Of My Career’

Tyron Woodley says he and Colby Covington will share the Octagon together very soon. Woodley and Covington have had...

Latest MMA News

Dana White Says He Guarantees Conor McGregor Will Not Fight Again In 2020

Conor McGregor's so-called season will only have one fight. In late 2019, McGregor announced his return to MMA and...

Dana White Says Jon Jones Won’t Be Stripped Of UFC Title At This Time

UFC president Dana White says he has no plans of stripping Jon Jones of the light heavyweight title at this time.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans To ‘Drown’ Justin Gaethje At UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov respects Justin Gaethje but he has no plans to take it easy on "The Highlight." Nurmagomedov is...

Jared Cannonier Targets Alternate Spot For Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa

Jared Cannonier is aiming for an alternate spot in case something goes awry with Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa.

Conor McGregor Explains How Being Hesitant On Kick Impacted First Fight With Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor has taken some time to reflect on his March 2016 loss to Nate Diaz. McGregor first fought...

Kevin Lee Says He’d Help GSP Train For Khabib Nurmagomedov

Kevin Lee is willing to assist Georges St-Pierre in preparation for Khabib Nurmagomedov. It's no secret that St-Pierre and...

Mike Tyson Responds To George Foreman’s Concern Over Roy Jones Jr. Bout

Mike Tyson has responded to the concerns of fellow boxing legend George Foreman. Tyson is scheduled to take on...

Dana White Thinks Edmen Shahbazyan Gassed Early Against Derek Brunson

UFC president Dana White believes Edmen Shahbazyan ran out of steam by round two against Derek Brunson. Shahbazyan had...

Khamzat Chimaev Thinks Donald Cerrone Bout Would Be An ‘Easy Win’

UFC welterweight Khamzat Chimaev thinks he'd easily defeat Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Chimaev has quickly become a force to be...

Tyron Woodley Says Colby Covington Bout Is Nearly Finalized: ‘This Is The Biggest Fight Of My Career’

Tyron Woodley says he and Colby Covington will share the Octagon together very soon. Woodley and Covington have had...

UFC Welterweight Mike Perry Issues Apology Following Restaurant Incident

Mike Perry has issued a statement following his incident at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. Perry came under fire...

Joanne Calderwood Releases Statement After Loss & Fainting Backstage

Joanne Calderwood's plan did not come to fruition on Saturday night. Calderwood, who already had a title shot, risked...