Aged UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway became once the wide winner of the weekend, taking a resolution over Yair Rodriguez in an thrilling fundamental event atop UFC Vegas 42. The bout, which many insist competitors Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler for War of the twelve months became once factual the most in vogue contest for Holloway to function scintillating inserting and infinite haymakers discovering their place.
One man who has more abilities with Holloway than most is featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski, who beat Holloway for the title in 2019 after which beat him again to shield the belt the next twelve months. Both of these fights had been gained by resolution.
When talking with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour Volkanovski lauded Holloway’s victory, but pondering aloud if the Hawaiian can final for far longer within the sport while utilizing his thrilling vogue.
“Man, Max eats masses of photographs,” he acknowledged (ht MMA Battling). “He’s a volume striker, but he’s pleased to eat one to give a pair. However, I imply, how lengthy can that final?
“I’m telling you, that chin’s going to head at the moment. It’ll trot at the moment. Which that you just might possibly likely no longer cop that worthy injury. Yeah, they’re talking about 3000 strikes he’s [landed], which is implausible. Clap for that. However he’s doubtlessly within the 1000s or 2000s of absorption as well. There you trot, that’s no longer healthy. And Conor [McGregor] touched on that with out a doubt. Conor makes a right level. You focus on about being a boxer — it’s hit and no longer receive hit. That’s what makes the most productive boxer. So, you occupy a look on the numbers he’s hitting masses of numbers, but let’s occupy a look at other numbers. Let’s occupy a look at ratios. Let’s occupy a look at what number of strikes they’re landing to no longer landing.
“It doesn’t receive more spectacular than mine, I don’t judge. I judge mine might possibly possibly be right up there. However again, you might possibly likely also be looking out for to talk numbers, let’s focus on right numbers.”
Volkanovski has out struck all people he’s been within the Octagon with, including Holloway. Since entering the promotion in 2017, the Australian has gained all 10 of his UFC bouts. He earned his title shot with wins over Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo.
Since defeating Holloway, twice, Volkanovski has coached The Final Fighter and defended the belt towards Brian Ortega.
With Holloway’s fetch over the weekend, many are questioning if a trilogy battle with him and Volkanovski is on the desk. “We’ll what happens,” acknowledged Volkanovski when requested about that means match-up.
Volkanovski instructed that, if he did face Holloway for a third time, he’d be wanting to test ‘Blessed’’s chin—given the wars his rival has been in no longer too lengthy ago. Regardless if it’s towards him, despite the proven truth that, Volkanovski cautioned that he doesn’t judge Holloway can trot for far longer within the cage if he continues to compete in all out brawls.
“At the end of the day, I’ll give it to Max, he’s a gamer. I’m sitting there looking out to knock him but on the identical time you’ve obtained to give him credit score. It’s piquant. Don’t receive me spoiled, watching that, it’s mountainous to glimpse. However, on the identical time, you are going to be ready to’t plan that eternally, and that that chin is going to head. Let’s test if it goes [in] the next one. I’m going to be buying for it.”