There have only been four champ-champs in the history of the UFC and Alexander Volkanovski wants to be among them.
Being a double champion in the UFC is a rare thing. Oh, and before you yell at me, yes, GSP and BJ Penn won belts in a second weight class, but it wasn’t simultaneously, so chill.
Volkanovski defended his belt for the third time this past weekend at UFC 273 in a very dominant fashion. He legitly beat down The Korean Zombie to win via fourth-round TKO. After the fight, in his post-fight interview, he basically told the division to step up because he is far ahead of everyone.
Volk wants double champ status
While a trilogy with former featherweight champion Max Holloway is most likely next for Volkanovski, a shot at the lightweight title this year makes a whole lot of sense to him.
“The lightweight title. The timing works well because I want to be active this year; they are fighting in a month, the winner of that title fight [let’s] fight in August or something like that, Volkanovski told TMZ.
Volkanovski says a move up in weight is a great idea.
“It’s perfect. It sounds like a great idea to me…It’s a goal that I’m looking for, the double champ status. I haven’t really been pushing for it, I know I’ve mentioned it, but I’ve always mentioned it as in the near future. It is only now that I’m mentioning it as in its deserving because of the three title defenses. Look at the guys who I’ve beat, and look what I’m doing to these guys as well. Now I’m asking for this type of stuff.”
Volkanovski continued, “I’m not doing this because – I’m not like a lot of these guys that have one title fight and are asking for double champ status. It took me three title defenses for me to say I earned this now. I think I earned it, and people are talking about it, so I think they are taking it seriously too.”
As for who Volkanovski prefers to fight between Charles Oliveria and Justin Gaethje, he doesn’t care. He only wants the biggest fight, which he thinks would be Gaethje, just because he is a big fan favorite.
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