2020 was not the most active calendar year for Alexander Volkanovski, but it was a very good one particular. He defeated Max Holloway for a next time at UFC 251, holding on to the UFC featherweight title and notching his 1st protection. And even though the controversy encompassing the break up choice gain just about ensures a 3rd battle with “Blessed” somewhere down the street, for now he can appear ahead to new worries exterior of the shadow of the previous champ.
Problems like Brian Ortega, who acquired the up coming shot at the 145 pound strap off an outstanding win over “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in Oct. If the UFC had its way Ortega and Volkanovski would be preventing in February but UFC president Dana White not long ago explained that did not appear jointly. In an interview with the South China Early morning Submit, Volkanovski defined the issue.
“They did toss a day at us,” Alex stated. “Which we said we really want that fight, we definitely want it. Let us just seem at this date right here, on this card. That was going to function. With all the things that has transpired on this facet of the entire world, specifically we are acquiring a lot more circumstances right here, we’re setting up to get lockdowns near to where by we are. And naturally New Zealand I do my camps there, we just need to have a little bit of a recognize.”
“We’re doing work on visas and issues like that to get me about to New Zealand as we converse,” he ongoing. “We’re performing that ideal now so when the UFC provides us a date we head over there. There’s a ton of things you want to get through. So I just have to have to know about the combat very well in advance so I can do my two-7 days quarantine and then get into camp.”
“Obviously  been nuts but 2021 with any luck , we can modify that. The vaccines or whatever it is can make it. I want 3 fights. March day is searching great. We haven’t heard very little but March, get me in there.”
There is no shortages of troubles for Volkanovski to face, such as just one Henry Cejudo, who proceeds to devote a great deal of his time hard champions in different bodyweight courses for a retired dude. Volkanovski thinks the chances of “Triple C” returning in 2021 are higher, but it’ll consider the UFC coming to the table financially to do it.
“It’s gotta be the ideal combat, the proper cash,” Volkanovski claimed. “But is the UFC eager to give him that dollars? He’s chasing that pay cheque but is the UFC gonna give him that? If they do, then he’ll be back again.”