Alexander Volkanovski “proud” after being congratulated by Australian minister over title defence


Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway in controversial circumstances to keep his UFC title

Australian UFC star Alexander Volkanovski was congratulated by Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee after he defeated Max Holloway to keep the title.

Volkanovski had won the UFC Featherweight title from Holloway at UFC 245 and defended it against the same opponent a few months later.

Alexander Volkanovski is a UFC champion too
Alexander Volkanovski yells after five rounds against UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in their title fight during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Volkanovski took the title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

That clash at UFC 251 was controversial as he won it via a split decision. However, many in the UFC community, including Dana White, questioned the scoring and the judges.

Nevertheless, the Australian is still the champion and shared how proud he was after meeting with the Australian minister:

The 31-year-old is one of the best in the UFC world and carries a record of 22 wins and just one loss.

That loss came in the fourth fight of his career, and Volkanovski hasn’t lost a single fight since joining the UFC.

While. Alexander “The Great” now has a target on his back, he has been called out for a fight by a former champion.

The return of triple C?

Henry Cejudo is a two-division former UFC champion and he shocked the world by retiring from the sport after a title defence.

However, the former Bantamweight champion and Flyweight champion has spoken about winning a third belt in the UFC.

Henry Cejudo announced his retirement after defeating Dominick Cruz at UFC 249
Henry Cejudo celebrates after defeating Dominick Cruz in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Cejudo has hit out at Volkanovski in the past and the Australian has followed suit. It will be interesting to see if a clash between the two takes place.

Cejudo has tried his luck in professional wrestling and also is targeting a boxing match. A clash between Cejudo and Volkanovski could be one of the fights of the year, but Triple C getting a straight title shot would be unfair to the other Featherweight stars.

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