Kiwi standout Alexander Volkanovski and multiple time title challenger Chad ‘Money’ Mended jerked the curtains for the stacked UFC 232 main card. The duo put on an exciting fight of the night performance, however one great had to fall for the rise of an another ‘Great’ as Volkanovski knocked out Mendes in the second round to extend his win streak to 16.
Undefeated in the UFC (6-0), Volkanovski wasted no time in calling out the division’s champion Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway. With due respect, Volkanovski claimed himself to be Holloway’s ‘worst nightmare’. Speaking with Luke Thomas in an interview, the newly crowned #4 ranked Volkanovski, elaborated the issue in detail. (via Twitter):
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Stylistically, Thomas mentioned that Holloway is known for his ability to make the necessary adjustments. Volkanovski on the other hand, claimed that he had the ability to do the same. Volkanovski also said that he is extremely well rounded and can strike with the best strikers, wrestle with the best wrestlers and grapple with the best grapplers.
Volkanovski further added that Holloway hasn’t faced a high quality wrestler even though he has ‘cleaned’ the division. Volkanovski truly believes his wrestling can cause the champ some problems.
Holloway last fought at UFC 231 in December last month. Holloway dominated then #1 ranked contender Brian Ortega to defend his belt for the second time.