Alexander Volkanovski Addresses Future Move To Lightweight Ahead Of UFC 276: "I Want To Go For That Double-Champ Status"

Reigning UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, is interested in possibly moving up and taking the promotion's vacant 155-pound title as well.

Volkanovski spoke with reporters at the media day for this Saturday night's UFC 276 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of his trilogy bout with former champ, Max Holloway, and addressed why he's got his sights set on a future move up to 155-pounds to challenge for a second championship belt.

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"It has to be for the belt. I think I deserve that," Volkanovski said. "People take "money fights", whatever it is, you know the real big fights. Obviously, would be motivating and something I'd want to do, but I want to go for that double-champ status. Let's worry about Max this weekend, but I definitely see myself calling for whoever has that belt. There's so many big names there as well. There's big names in that division. Whoever has that belt will be a big fight purely just me fighting for another belt's going to be massive. I don't want to just move up and let that belt go. You see I want to be active, I just fought a few months ago. I don't know if one division can keep me busy enough, give me two divisions then. I'll keep them both busy."

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