At UFC 240, Max Holloway will look to defend his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar. It will not be against Alex Volkanovski as many expected. But, the Aussie will be paying close attention to the fight as it the thought process is he will fight the winner.
And, Volkanovski believes if Edgar gives Holloway problems, it will be a long night for the Hawaiian against himself if they do fight.
“I’m not the cocky type, but if Frankie gives Max problems, I’m going to be giving him serious problems,” Volkanovski said on BJPENN.com Radio. “Like I said, I think Max will always have not much on me, when it comes to matchups. When it comes to cardio, we know I don’t have a problem, when it comes to pace, we know that I don’t have a problem. When it comes to power, we know I got power, and we know I can wrestle. I ain’t no easy fight for anyone. For someone that has a style like Max, I think I’m a very bad matchup. I think Frankie could be a bad matchup, but it just depends on how he is. He hasn’t been fighting too much lately, and he isn’t getting any younger, so we’ll see.”
Ultimately, Alex Volkanovski understands why Edgar got the title shot. And, he isn’t too mad as he knows he will be the champion by the end of the year. He is confident he beats the winner.
“I didn’t see it coming, but look, it is what it is,” he said. “I’m not going to dwell too much on it.
“If anyone’s going to squeeze in a title shot in before me, I’m glad it’s Frankie because he does deserve it. He’s a nice bloke, he’s a top guy, he’s been around. He’s been good for the sport for a long time, so good on him. Go do your thing. But I still want that belt by the end of the year. I’ve got my goals, and that’s another fight this year, and the belt before the year is out.”