Alex Volkanovski tells Henry Cejudo to 'stay in his lane' after featherweight title talks

Alex Volkanovski tells Henry Cejudo to ‘stay in his lane’ after featherweight title talks

After Henry Cejudo beat Marlon Moraes to become a champ-champ, the Olympic gold medalist wasn’t finished. Now, he has brought up the idea of fighting the winner of Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title. There, Cejudo wants to become a champ-champ-champ, but top contender, Alex Volkanovski doesn’t think it should happen.

“Stay in your lane, Henry. Come on mate,” Volkanovski told Submission Radio recently (transcript via MMA Fighting). “Honestly, what he’s done is unbelievable. It was good on him. I actually picked him to win, I didn’t expect him to have so many problems earlier. I knew the guy was powerful. Maybe the ankle was why was he was sort of cowering to the kicks a little bit, if you know what I mean.

“So for him to overcome that and get it done, good on him. Him coming to 145, you gotta be quick in this division, but we’re still quick and we’re just a whole another powerful type of beast. And we’re a stacked division, a lot of very tough guys in our division that I don’t think he’ll want any of that. But maybe he’ll give it a crack, maybe UFC will let him do it. But yeah, that will change quick.”

Alex Volkanoski is coming off dominating Jose Aldo at UFC 237 where many thought he should get the next title shot. However, it went to Edgar which the Aussie is now okay with. But, he would not be okay with Henry Cejudo taking his shot or jumping the queue. Rather, Alex Volkanovski says he deserves the shot next and should get the shot next.

Ultimately, it will be interesting to see who ends up getting the next shot, as the UFC could very well want to make history with the first triple-champ in Henry Cejudo.

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Cole Shelton
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