Once wasn’t enough for Alex Volkanovski … the UFC champion wants to beat Max Holloway TWICE, and establish himself as the GREATEST featherweight fighter EVER!!
Volkanovski snatched Holloway’s belt in a close fight back in December … so when the new champ recently came by the TMZ office, we asked him who he wants to scrap with next.
Alex was crystal clear … he wants to run it back with “Blessed,” ’cause Holloway’s the biggest threat and best fighter (besides himself, of course) in the 145 lb. division.
“I want that fight [with Max], cause there’s no clear #1 contenders, and I just think that he’s a great champion. And, for me, the biggest fight in my career right now to solidify myself as the best featherweight of all-time, and one of the greatest of all-time,” Alex says.
“I go and take out Max twice in [his] prime, ya know, people are gonna give me the respect I deserve.”
Volkanovski’s already got a helluva resume … he’s got a pro record of 21-1 and hasn’t lost since 2013 — nearly 7 years ago.
As for when the rematch would go down … Alex broke his hand during the Holloway fight, but says he was just cleared for combat, and he’s ready to rock … and he already has a date circled on the calendar.
“I don’t want to sit on the sidelines too long, and I wanna defend my belt in Australia. That Perth card is June 6. We’re gonna make it happen, I reckon.”