Dana White recently suggested a third meeting between the two and Volkanovski says a third fight doesn’t make sense right now.
“It’s pretty clear when you win back-to-back, two wins in a row, to make a third one, it doesn’t really make sense – especially right now,” Volkanovski told Submission Radio (via Nolan King of MMA Junkie). “Again, we know that last fight was close but the judges gave me the decision and that’s that. In the first fight, even though it was competitive, I pretty clearly won that fight. To just give him another rematch straight away and put the division on hold, it just doesn’t really make sense.”
Holloway, despite losing two straight title fights to Volkanovski, is still ranked #1 in the UFC Featherweight Division.
Volkanovski expects to see a clear top contender for his featherweight title by the end of the year.
“(White) was throwing it out there but at the same time, he was saying the exact thing I’m saying,” Volkanovski said. “In this division, we’ve got all these guys about to fight. By the end of the year, we’re going to have a clear No. 1 – and you’re going to just keep giving Max rematches? … I won twice in back-to-back (fights). You know what I mean? It just doesn’t really make sense right now. Again, it’s definitely something that can be a big fight in the future, as well.”
Outside of Holloway and Brian Ortega, no other fighter ranked in the top five in the UFC Featherweight Division has received a shot at the UFC Featherweight Title.