Alex Volkanovski Ready To Rumble At UFC 300

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UFC Alex Volkanovski
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UFC featherweight champ Alex Volkanovski says he’s willing to headline UFC 300 if he successfully defends his featherweight crown against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298.

After a devastating knockout loss at the hands of Islam Makhachev, ‘The Great’ is gearing up to take on Ilia Topuria at UFC 298, where he plans to win early, so he can have ample time to prepare in case the UFC comes calling for a UFC 300 assignment.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Volkanovski said that he will happily accept a main event spot at UFC 300 if all goes according to plan.

“I’m more than happy to fight in the UFC 300 main event,” Volkanovski said. “It wouldn’t be a featherweight fight. It would have to be a lightweight opponent, and I’d be more than happy to take that on. I’d been undisciplined in the months leading up to that, and you’ll never see that again. I’m fine with it. A lot of people talk the talk, saying they’ll fight anyone, anywhere. I know I’ll do it. That was a terrible circumstance, the worst in my past 13 years. But I backed myself. I knew I wasn’t ready, but I told myself I’d be the most dangerous I’d ever been because I knew I couldn’t win by decision. There was no way I was going five rounds, so I went for it.

“You need to hit some adversity, and that was the lowest of lows for me. Now everyone gets to see the bounce-back. I’m fighting an undefeated guy that everyone’s hyping up–I can’t wait.”

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