For Chael Sonnen’s money, Alex Volkanovski is the greatest featherweight of all time.
Volkanovski continues to look sharp inside the Octagon. He’s fresh off a dominant fourth-round TKO victory over the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. “The Great” was simply too fast for Jung and referee Herb Dean had seen enough.
This was Volkanovski’s third successful UFC Featherweight Title defense.
Chael Sonnen: Volk Is Featherweight GOAT
Chael Sonnen has taken to his YouTube channel to declare Alex Volkanovski the greatest featherweight in the world (h/t MMANews.com).
“Volk is the greatest 45 pounder ever. I don’t need to hear about résumés, I don’t need to hear about how many years he had or how many times he defended, I don’t need to hear about finishes and knockouts and submissions, I don’t need any of that. Real simple, have I ever seen a 45-pounder in the history of my life that can beat Volkanovski? No. Okay then Volkanovski’s the guy, that’s the math here.
“And when I tell you that he’s done enough, he has done enough. At some point, it’s up to the passengers if you want on that seat next to him. If you want to do big business, if you want to do main events, that’s up to you, you got to figure that out.”
Sonnen would continue.
“Volk does not need to lower himself, Volk does not need to start calling guys out, Volk does not need to do any kind of publicity stunt. He has done his part and he gave everyone a chance to beat him, everybody. He gave some guys multiple chances to beat him. He’s done his part.”
Surely, Bellator Featherweight Champion A.J. McKee would like to have a word with Sonnen.