Alex Volkanovski wants Frankie Edgar’s UFC 237 title shot
Volkanovski has a fantastic record (19-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and a lot of sympathy for the former lightweight champion Edgar (23-6-1 MMA, 17-6-1 UFC), but there’s no way he’ll give up the spot he believes is his with a win over Aldo (28-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC).
“(Edgar is) dreaming if he thinks I’d take out Aldo in his hometown and then he gets a shot in front of me,” Volkanovski told MMA Junkie this week. “Surely that just does not make sense.
“I feel bad for him, because I know he deserves it, especially with the whole (Brian) Ortega thing that happened. But this sport can be so unforgiving, man. But do we have sympathy out there just to let him have a title shot? I don’t think so. It’s unfortunate. I feel sorry, but mate, I’m the guy.”