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Dana White Eyeing Trilogy Fight Between Alexander Volkanovski And Max Holloway

Dana White Eyeing Trilogy Fight Between Alexander Volkanovski And Max Holloway

It appears Dana White is considering a trilogy fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway.

Despite beating former UFC featherweight champion Holloway back-to-back, new division king Volkanovski still hasn't done enough to prove his worth - at least in his boss's eyes.

White is refusing to write off the possibility of a third fight between the two, even though the Aussie champ successfully captured and then defended the featherweight belt in the space of six short months against arguably one of the greatest mixed martial artists on the planet.

"Well, here's the thing," White told ESPN.

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"Calvin Kattar just fought. Yair Rodriguez has a fight coming up. (Korean) 'Zombie' has a fight coming up. Ortega and Zabit - all of these guys are going to fight in the next couple of months here. We'll see how that all plays out.

"It's hard to not say we can give Max a rematch for that fight again - do it a third time. I think all of the fans and the media would agree with that. I don't know for sure."

In their second fight which co-headlined a star-studded card on UFC Fight Island, Volkanovski came out on top in a split decision victory which moved his impressive win streak to 19 fights.

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But not everyone, including UFC boss White, thought the judges made the correct call.

Volkanovski celebrates winning the title. Credit: PA
Volkanovski celebrates winning the title. Credit: PA

After initially claiming that the UFC needs to 'tighten up its refs', White now insists a third fight between the Aussie and Hawaiian should settle the score.

"I'm sure Volkanovski doesn't love that idea," White said.

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"He's like, 'Listen, I just beat this guy twice. You know?' And if you're Volkanovski, you're like, 'Guess what? The media aren't judges. Dana White is not a judge. None of these people are judges. The people that are assigned to judge the fight say I won twice.'

"So if you're Volkanovski, I get it. And if you're Volkanovski, you probably want to take a look at a different guy. I don't know. I haven't really talked to Volkanovski about it. It's something I definitely need to do. We'll see how this thing plays out."

Featured Image Credit: UFC

Topics: Max Holloway, UFC, latest news, Australia, MMA, Dana White, Updates, Alexander Volkanovski

Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.

 

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