Alexander Volkanovski speaks out and gives his opinion on the weight-for-pound number one discussion

The former featherweight champion disagreed with Dana White and explained why Islam Makhachev should be number one among UFC athletes

Jon Jones e Islam makhachev They are UFC champions. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

In recent days, UFC president Dana White reignited the discussion about who would be the number one weight for weight of the organization. However, according to the former featherweight champion (up to 65,7kg) Alexander Volkanovsky, the owner of the lightweight belt (up to 70,3kg) Islam makhachev should be occupying the position, as he is more active in the octagon than the North American.

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"Look to Jon Jones, okay, we get it, you're going to say he's the greatest fighter of all time. But pound for pound, I think there must be some activity there, whoever you've fought lately. Islam fought some great fighters and won, so you have to give him a lot of credit for that. I think he’s number one pound for pound,” said Volkanovski.


No UFC 302, held last Saturday (01), Islam makhachev finished Dustin poirier in the fifth round and defended the lightweight belt for the third consecutive time.

Current heavyweight champion (up to 120,2kg), Jon Jones continues to recover from the two surgical procedures carried out and the serious injury suffered in the chest. The MMA legend should return to the octagon in November, for the long-awaited duel against Stipe Miocic.

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