Alexander Volkanovski Believes Fourth Fight with Max Holloway Doesn't Make Sense

Alexander Volkanovski, the reigning champion of the UFC's featherweight division, finds himself in a difficult situation.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Alexander Volkanovski Believes Fourth Fight with Max Holloway Doesn't Make Sense

Alexander Volkanovski, the reigning champion of the UFC's featherweight division, finds himself in a difficult situation. Despite having defeated Max Holloway in their third and most recent match, the Hawaiian fighter remains the top-ranked challenger and continues to dominate the division's other top contenders.

This has left Volkanovski facing fighters who are not considered the strongest competition, but as he states, "that's just the way it is."

Volkanovski Struggles for Challengers

In his recent fight against Arnold Allen, Holloway once again proved his dominance by defeating the Briton, who had previously maintained a perfect 10-0 record in the UFC.

This victory solidifies Holloway's position as the top challenger and has led many to believe that a fourth showdown between him and Volkanovski is inevitable. However, Volkanovski is not eager for another fight with Holloway just yet.

In an interview with The MacLife, he stated, “I just said to him like, ‘Get out of my division, and stop beating up my contenders.’ You know what I mean?” Volkanovski told The MacLife. “I’m saying stuff like that to him.

Again, a lot of people are gonna sit there and before last night, ‘Oh you know, he’s fallen off,’ and all this type of stuff. I’m like, ‘Nah, it’s not that. Trust me.’ You wait till he fights again, you’re gonna forget about that the next time.

And he proved it (Saturday). He looked great”.

The Trilogy That May Not End

The previous three matches between Holloway and Volkanovski have been highly anticipated and closely contested. Many believed that Holloway deserved to win their second fight, but in their third match, Volkanovski emerged victorious with a unanimous decision from the judges.

This victory solidified Volkanovski's status as the superior fighter, but Holloway continues to seek opportunities to challenge for the title. If Holloway scores another win against a top 5 challenger, it will be difficult to argue against his deserving another shot at the title.

However, it may be time for one of the two fighters to consider moving to the lightweight division and leaving their endless rivalry behind.

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