Volkanovski Wants To Fight McGregor To Cement Himself As The GOAT
Max Holloway put on a striking clinic against Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 7, but Alex Volkanovski doesn’t ever see it happening against him.
Holloway beat Kattar via a dominant unanimous decision, landing a record total of 445 significant strikers on his opponent, and breaking several other UFC records by a margin.
Max Holloway’s Performance
The reigning champion Volkanovski, however, who has defeated Holloway twice at UFC 245 and UFC 251, told Submission Radio (as transcribed by MMA Mania) that while he was impressed with his performance, he knows the former champion will never be able to perform that well against him.
“Max put on a good show,” Volkanovski said. “I knew he would get the win. He doesn’t look like that in front of me, plain and simple. And I don’t mean that as disrespect, but I shut him down. He was breaking records with numbers, and he’s always a high-volume fighter, he’s always looking good when there’s other people in front of him.
“But when it’s me in front of him, I just don’t let him do his thing. But in saying that, he did definitely put on a good performance, and I’m gonna credit him for that. But at the same time, he doesn’t look like that in front of me.”
Conor McGregor Fight
Conor McGregor is set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this weekend, and has declared war on the lightweight division. But given the fact that the Irishman had most of his success at featherweight, Volkanovski is eyeing a fight against him to cement his legacy as the featherweight GOAT.
“There is, I guess, you can say a connection with Conor, where I’ve beaten every other champion in my division, and Conor was the featherweight champion as well,” Volkanovski said. “And as I said, I want to cement myself as the GOAT in my division. And let’s be honest, there’s always going to be Conor McGregor fans, and they’re gonna keep bringing him up and throwing him out there in the conversations.
“So, to go out there and sort of just show the world that I am the greatest featherweight of all time, that would be a big fight for me. And obviously then you’re talking about the circus around it, the promotion and just everything about it, a money fight. You name it. It would be a big opportunity and fun fight. And it makes sense because, again, I want that GOAT status.”
Volkanovski is set to defend his featherweight crown against Brian Ortega at UFC 260 on March 27th.
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