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Midnight Mania! Alex Volkanovski discusses Jose Aldo callout, asks for title shot

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UFC featherweight contender Alex Volkanovski is not scared to take on any and all comers. He saw Jose Aldo destroy Renato Moicano and thought to himself, that’s a guy I want to fight. Aldo, though, didn’t seem to know who he was when asked about him, something Volkanovski said he wasn’t offended by.

Of course, he would take a title shot against Max Holloway immediately with no complaints. Right now, he has the best case for a title shot in the division, coming off a knockout win over Chad Mendes, and before that, a lopsided win over Darren Elkins. At 19-1, no one in the UFC has been able to stop him, as he’s racked up a 6-fight win streak. Max hasn’t faced a dedicated wrestler since his split decision loss to Dennis Bermudez in 2013, and if fellow cardio machine Volkanovski could find success with his takedowns, he could make a fight with Max really interesting.

However, he seems more concerned with staying busy than waiting for a title shot, confident one will come his way after one more win at most. A bout with Brian Ortega was suggested as well, and Volkanovski was open to it, but said he didn’t want to wait until Ortega’s hand healed.

“I’m not scared of anyone in the division. Anyone that’s gonna move me forward.

To be honest, I think Frankie Edgar’s the most likely, the most realistic. He’s the only one that can fight anytime soon. Aldo doesn’t- that’s why I said, if you want a quick turnaround, I just want to fight.

Frankie Edgar would be a fascinating matchup as well, as both wrestle-boxers are known for their cardio, pace, and nigh-unbreakable wills, though Edgar has compiled a much longer, more illustrious record at this point in their respective careers.


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