The most significant accomplishment in any champion’s career is perhaps cleaning out a weight class as it proves that the title belongs to its rightful owner. Unless there is a compelling case for a rematch and trilogy or anything close to that, it still just reruns, or worse you have the best fighter in the world recycling cans because the promotion can’t drum up any viable contenders.
I thought we might be in one of those two places perhaps both when Max Holloway beat the brakes off Brian Ortega at UFC 231 last December made it look easy against “T City,” in much the same way he did in consecutive knockout wins over former division kingpin, Jose Aldo.
Volkanovski told MMA fighting that he is about to take the number one. He also said that he was a wrong match for Holloway though a lot of people could have disagreed after the Poirier fight, their opinions might have changed.
The Hawaiian went up a weight class after he defeated Frankie Edga and Renato Moicano. He was summarily dismantled in his Dustin Poirier do-over at UFC 236 last month in Atlanta. Is Volkanovski as dangerous as advertised? Hollay is likely waiting to see this.
UFC 237 main card is scheduled this Saturday night May 11, 2019, inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Volkanovski will take his most dangerous opponent, Aldo.
Aldo (28-4) has only lost to Holloway and former champion Conor McGregor despite having a rocky stretch over the last few years. This makes this a perilous fight for Volkanovski, a victory particularly a stoppage, proves he is as high as his nickname suggests and cements his place as the most, deserving candidate for a crack at the 145-pound crown.