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Alexander Volkanovski lays out his case for a move to Lightweight

Will Alexander Volkanovski move to 155-pounds?

Following UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski’s third consecutive title defense, this time against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273, he has expressed his desire to make a move to lightweight. 

Last week, he told Luke Thomas of Morning Kombat that “I think I earned it [a lightweight title bout].” 

Today, in a conversation with former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub, Volkanovski detailed his case for the potential move to lightweight. 

In the interview, Volkanovski tells Schaub “most my training partners, believe it or not, are welterweights and lightweights.” 

“The strength isn’t a problem for me.” he continues, “I do more than hold my own with the bigger guys.” 

“The strength of the lightweight isn’t a problem for me.” 

He continues to tell Schaub, “I’ll get to, what, close to 170 or 168 [pounds] or something like that, that’s fight day.”

Watch the full interview below: 

It is unclear what the move will be for Volkanovski at this moment, however, we could see him attempt to gain double-champ status along with Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor. 

With the lightweight title bout between champion Charles Oliveira and challenger Justin Gaethje taking place in May, we could see the featherweight champ making the move by the end of the year. 

What would you like to see Alexander Volkanovski do? Try to obtain ‘double-champ’ status or stay at featherweight?

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Bjorn Morfin
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.