UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski wants to get paid big money only then he will be ready to fight Max Holloway in their trilogy fight.
Max Holloway last fought on January 17 against Calvin Kattar at the Ethihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. It was a completely one-sided beatdown from the Hawaiian. Max Holloway landed 445 significant strikes in the bout and he attempted 746 strikes over a 25-minute fight.
Alexander Volkanovski thinks Max is spoiled
After Holloway earned a dominant decision win over Calvin Kattar, Dana White said the Hawaiian would get the next title shot against the winner of Volkanovski and Brian Ortega. However, Volkanovski believes Holloway is getting spoiled by getting a third crack at him.
“Look, that fight is always going to be there. It’s always going to be a big fight, too. A lot of people still talking about it. So, that’s a fight that will always be there. And I understand that,” Volkanovski said to Submission Radio. “And again, I’m not scared of nobody. But, I mean, at the same time, everyone’s gotta be real and understand that they’ve given Max every chance, giving opportunity after opportunity, spoiling him pretty, pretty good here.
“So, if you’re gonna spoil him, give me that money, and then we could talk. Do you know what I mean? So, that’s all it comes down to,” Volkanovski continued. “Look, right now I’ve got Ortega to worry about. That’s all I’m focused on. Do I think Max will eventually happen? I think it will. But do I need to be paid? Yeah, I reckon we both should get paid well for that fight because I think that’s going to be a big fight
“That’s a fight everyone does want to see. But at the same time, let’s remember, I’m 2-0 against the man, and no one gets spoiled as he does,” Alexander Volkanovski added. “But hey, Uncle Dana wants to spoil him with another opportunity. We’ll see what happens. But again, it probably needs to happen. But I’ve got Ortega in front of me. That’s all I’m focused on.”
Volkanovski and Holloway first fought at UFC 245 back in 2019 and that fight was an extremely close one, however, the Aussie was able to win the fights on the judges’ scorecards. The pair again fought last year at UFC 251 in Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
The rematch also went to the judge’s scorecards and this time it was closer than the first fight and again the judges scored it for Alexander Volkanovski. Now there have been talks about a rematch between the pair.
But before the trilogy between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway happens, the featherweight champ has to beat Brian Ortega at UFC 260.