UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is targetting a fight against former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor is currently scheduled to fight the former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier, in the main event of UFC 257 taking place tomorrow at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Alexander Volkanovski wants to prove that he is the best featherweight of all time by fighting Conor McGregor. While the Irishmen has made a commitment to fight at lightweight, the Aussie born champion revealed that he would be willing to move up to fight him.
“I would like to put a stint in at 155 pounds, for sure. I came into the UFC as a featherweight and I went through the division.
“Then I went up and reached for greater heights, went to the lightweight division, became lightweight champion and became the first dual-weight champion in the company’s history. I never got a good stint at 155 pounds, a consecutive stint like I’ve done in the featherweight division.
“I would like to do the same here in the lightweight division that I’ve done in the featherweight division – give it a good run and tear through the division.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Conor McGregor?
“Man, there are a few good fights in that division. There are some big names in that division but there is, I guess you could say a connection, obviously with Conor where I beat every other champion in my division,” Alex Volkanovski said to Submission Radio. “Conor was the featherweight champ, as well. As I said, I want to cement myself as the GOAT in my division. Let’s be honest, there will always be Conor McGregor fans that keep bringing him up and throwing him out there in the conversation.
“To go out there and sort of show the world that I am the greatest featherweight of all-time,” Volkanovski continued. “That would be a big fight for me, the money fight, it would be a fun big opportunity and fun fight. And it makes sense because, again, I want that GOAT status.”
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