Alexander Volkanovski weighs in on Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez: ‘It’s a nightmare for Yair’
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has had two, five-round wars with former titleholder Max Holloway. Holloway is the highest ranked 145-pound contender however it’s tough to get a trilogy bout with the champion if you happen to’ve misplaced to him twice.
Holloway rebounded from the back-to-back losses to Volkanovski with a Calvin Kattar in January. He’s scheduled to faces no. 3 ranked Yair Rodriguez on Nov. 13 within the headlining bout of UFC Struggle Evening 197.
Volkanovski doesn’t suppose Holloway wanted to take the combat with Rodriguez to get one other crack on the title, however respects that he accepted the bout.
“Max, I assure you he doesn’t must take this combat (with Rodriguez to get a title shot). And he’s nonetheless going to go take it. He needs that primary spot. He needs to earn it. It reveals you what sort of man he’s. How will you not respect that,” Volkanovski stated throughout the UFC 266 Put up-fight Press Convention.
“That’s precisely what I’d f*cking do. You’ve obtained to present him respect.”
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Requested concerning the Holloway and Rodriguez match, Volkanovski expects Holloway to return away the victor and safe the trilogy title combat.
“How do I feel that combat’s going to go? Yair Rodriguez, he’s an excellent fighter. Stylistically, I feel Max is a nightmare for him. I’m anticipating Max to go on the market and do his factor and we’re going to be rerunning that trilogy and Dana’s gonna pay us good cash for it,” Volkanovski stated.
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