Las Vegas – It seems that Alexander Volkanovsky The rivalry against Max Holloway has come to an end.
Featherweight Champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship He successfully defended his belt against Holloway He set the record against Hawaii, 3-0. The two sparred at the joint main event on Saturday UFC 276 At T-Mobile Arena sold out.
It was a dominant showing by Volkanovsky (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC), who for the past three years has been associated with Holloway due to his position at the top of the division.
“It’s been the journey of this rivalry,” Volkanovsky told reporters at a post-match press conference at UFC 276. “Like taking the belt, getting the rematch, and all that talk and all that was a little bit part of my career, and that just adds to the story. It was tough. There was a lot of ups and downs there. There was a little bit that I had to get through, but it was nice to be I finally end it and silence a lot of people.”
Even as a champion, many fans and critics believed Holloway was still better than Volkanovsky and saw him as the uncrowned champion of the weight class. Volkanovsky is confident that this is now a thing of the past and wants to move on to bigger things.
Volkanovsky revealed that he may have suffered a broken hand in the fight. The injury may affect his goals schedule, but it doesn’t change them.
“Let me see what happens with my own hands,” said Volkanovsky. “It gives me time to see what’s going on and maybe see what’s going on in my department. I want to be active, but if not, it might be injuries that might slow me down a bit. But other than that, I have to stay active, and I want to have the status of a double champion.” Like I said, I can stay active enough, and I’ve proven it. What’s the matter, three fights in nine months? I just fought three months ago, not many champions do that. I don’t think I can get a No. 1 contender so quickly and keep me Busy, so give me another section.”
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