Alexander Volkanovski massively climbed up the UFC featherweight ladder by brutally knocking out former UFC featherweight title challenger and MMA legend, Chad Mendes at UFC 232. He has ever since been gunning for a title shot. Volkanovski is now set to face off against former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 237 in May. Volkanovski believes that with the featherweight king Max Holloway currently being busy with his lightweight adventures, the UFC might offer him an interim title if he were to defeat Aldo in his hometown at UFC 237.
Volkanovski told MMA Junkie that the UFC has been handing out interim titles, thus he might get one as well. Here’s what he had to say:
We know how this game works now. How many interim titles are there? I’m not throwing shade on the guys organising that, but it’s happening a lot, and I’m expecting it to happen to me. If Holloway wins, and he wants to fight Khabib (Nurmagomedov) and wait around, give me the interim. You’re throwing them around – give me one.
But I’m not going to wait around. I’m almost certain I get the next shot after this fight. I beat Aldo in his hometown, nobody’s got a better claim.