Alex Volkanovski “the only fight that really matters”; The champion responds to the “little germ”
To forgive Alexander Volkanovski if he’s not too excited, because he’s heard this one before.
The day after Volkanovski (23-1 MMA, 10-0 UFC) unanimous decision victory on Brian Ortega (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) to defend the featherweight title in the headliner of UFC 266, he found himself receiving another call from Henri cejudo.
Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC), Olympic gold medalist in wrestling and former UFC two-division champion, is retired from MMA competition. However, he has said in the past that he would be willing to come back for the right fight and the right pay. It’s clear Cejudo thinks Volkanovski would tick all the boxes for him, as it would be an opportunity to be the first in UFC history to win titles in three separate weight classes (via Twitter, Instagram):
@danawhite I will take the soul of Alexander the Middle # ufc266
How can you deny what I did not only in mma but in combat sports. I hate grimacing but as much as I speak my CV speaks louder than my words! You are a perfect match for me, overgrown dwarf. Can you handle my speed and Olympic wrestling pedigree with IQ’s years of experience competing in two sports. It’s the only fight that really matters to me. You said you would never doubt me @danawhite put your money where your mouth is and let me become the first 3 division champion in UFC history. I know you don’t want to beat me @alexvolkanovski because you don’t want to lose to someone a little taller than you. You can come and try to kill the Cringe, but one thing is for sure, “I am going to sacrifice you in front of 60,000 Ozzy.” 📄 🏆🏆🏆 + 🏆 = C4
Volkanovsky was repeatedly questioned about the fight against Cejudo for nearly two years. He always welcomed the challenge, even though the game didn’t particularly make sense at one point.
At this point, Volkanovski struggles to give Cejudo the time of day. The fight has been teased so many times, but Cejudo has been inactive in retirement since hanging up the gloves in May 2020.
Volkanovsky doesn’t see that changing anytime soon, but if it does, he’s the man with the gold.
“F * ck Henry Cejudo,” Volkanovski told reporters at the UFC 266 post-fight press conference. “He called everyone. He called the women. Do you really believe in the shit that comes out of her mouth? Nope. I’ll crush the little germ.
Twitter reacts to Alexander Volkanovsky’s title defense against Brian Ortega in UFC 266 classic