Dana White Confirms Max Holloway-Alex Volkanovski Won’t Happen At UFC 243

UFC 243 is set to be a massive show for Australia and the only way it could have gotten bigger is if Max Holloway took on Australian Alex Volkanovski for the title. However, given the fact that Holloway just fought in July, it seemed unlikely it would …

UFC 243 is set to be a massive show for Australia and the only way it could have gotten bigger is if Max Holloway took on Australian Alex Volkanovski for the title. However, given the fact that Holloway just fought in July, it seemed unlikely it would happen. Now, UFC president, Dana White confirmed that […]

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Dana White Reveals If Max Holloway vs. Alex Volkanovski Happens At UFC 243

UFC 243 will arguably be the biggest show in the Oceanic region. In the main event, they will have Australian champion, Robert Whittaker taking on the interim champ from New Zealand, Israel Adesanya. The only way it could be bigger was to have Max Holloway defend his featherweight belt against Australian Alex Volkanovski. Yet, for […]

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UFC 243 will arguably be the biggest show in the Oceanic region. In the main event, they will have Australian champion, Robert Whittaker taking on the interim champ from New Zealand, Israel Adesanya. The only way it could be bigger was to have Max Holloway defend his featherweight belt against Australian Alex Volkanovski.

Yet, for Australian fans, that won’t happen according to UFC president Dana White. He cites Holloway’s quick turnaround and having to do another weight cut so quickly again.

“Yeah, no, that’s not happening,” White told Submission Radio when asked if Holloway vs. Volkanovski would happen UFC 243. “I don’t think that Max could turn around and cut the weight again that fast. So, I don’t want to put him in that type of situation.”

Ultimately, it always seemed unlikely given the fact Holloway had just fought in late July and the cut to 145-pounds is not an easy one. He didn’t take much damage in the fight which left some hope. But, even himself after the fight wasn’t sure that would be possible as he wanted to check with doctors.

“We’ll see what happens,” Holloway said at the post-fight press conference about potentially returning at UFC 243. “I look fine, I look great but I’ll wait till my team, I’ll wait till my coaches. We’ve got to get medical testing. I’ve fought three title fights in seven months. I want to fight one more time this year but we’ve got to go take all the right tests and see and we’ll go from there.”

There is no question this is the fight to make, so it should be expected it will happen late 2019 or early 2020. Volkanovski is the clear number one contender for Holloway, but it is a letdown for the Aussie fans that it won’t happen at UFC 243.

Are you surprised Max Holloway vs. Alex Volkanovski won’t happen at UFC 243?

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Volkanovski More Confident Against Holloway After UFC 240

Alexander Volkanovski is more confident than ever that he will be the next UFC featherweight champion after watching UFC 240’s main event between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar. After weighing in to serve as a backup fighter for the main event, Volkano…

Alexander Volkanovski is more confident than ever that he will be the next UFC featherweight champion after watching UFC 240’s main event between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar. After weighing in to serve as a backup fighter for the main event, Volkanovski turned out to be another spectator for the featherweight title fight. And much […]

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Alex Volkanovski Will Weigh-In At UFC 240 As Backup Fighter

After Alex Volkanovski beat Jose Aldo at UFC 237, many thought he would be getting the next shot at Max Holloway. Yet, that did not happen as Frankie Edgar will take on the Hawaiian in the main event of UFC 240. Although Volkanovski is not fighting on …

After Alex Volkanovski beat Jose Aldo at UFC 237, many thought he would be getting the next shot at Max Holloway. Yet, that did not happen as Frankie Edgar will take on the Hawaiian in the main event of UFC 240. Although Volkanovski is not fighting on the card, he is in Edmonton on standby […]

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Alex Volkanovski Predicts Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar

Max Holloway has his next featherweight title defense set and it is against Frankie Edgar, not Alex Volkanovski like many expected. In the main event of UFC 240, Edgar will look to become a champion in different weight classes. Although Volkanovski isn…

Max Holloway has his next featherweight title defense set and it is against Frankie Edgar, not Alex Volkanovski like many expected. In the main event of UFC 240, Edgar will look to become a champion in different weight classes. Although Volkanovski isn’t fighting on the card, he is paying close attention to the bout. There, […]

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Alex Volkanovski On Max Holloway: ‘I Knew He Wasn’t Invincible’

Alex Volkanovski isn’t surprised that Max Holloway fell short in his bid to capture the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. Back in April, Holloway took on Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 236. “Blessed&#8…

Alex Volkanovski isn’t surprised that Max Holloway fell short in his bid to capture the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. Back in April, Holloway took on Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 236. “Blessed” was game but “The Diamond” was outstriking the featherweight champion throughout the fight. In the end, Poirier […]

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