Alexander Volkanovski and Conor McGregor fire shots at each other following talks on potential UFC bout: ‘‘Anytime. Anywhere. Any weight!’’

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has earned a reputation for his unwavering determination and willingness to embrace any formidable challenge that comes his way.

In a display of his audacious spirit, Volkanovski recently put forth a captivating proposition in the realm of combat sports—a potential showdown against the legendary Conor McGregor.

However, in a fascinating twist, the Australian fighter proposed that this electrifying clash take place at a weight class of 155 pounds.

A division where McGregor had previously experienced tremendous success.

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Volkanovski’s suggestion added an intriguing layer of anticipation to an already thrilling hypothetical encounter.

Capturing the attention and imagination of fight fans worldwide. Volkanovski’s bold proposition didn’t go unnoticed by the notorious Conor McGregor.

Who etched his name in the annals of UFC history as the first fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two weight classes.

McGregor achieved this remarkable feat in 2016, when he secured the lightweight championship while already being the reigning featherweight titleholder.

Seizing the opportunity to engage in his customary trash talk, the 34-year-old Irishman playfully questioned whether the current 145-pound champion harbored any trepidation in facing him.

With his characteristic wit and razor-sharp tongue, McGregor fired off a barrage of verbal jabs, further fueling the speculation and anticipation surrounding a potential clash between the two accomplished fighters.

Meanwhile, news on Volkanovski’s immediate plans began to unfold.

It was revealed that the fearless featherweight champion would face off against interim titleholder Yair Rodriguez in a highly anticipated unification bout scheduled for July 9th.

This momentous showdown had been earmarked as a centerpiece event during International Fight Week, set to take place at the iconic T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The venue’s confirmation added an extra layer of excitement, as fight fans eagerly awaited the clash between these two dynamic fighters in a battle that promised to be nothing short of enthralling.

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In a display of his unwavering resolve, Volkanovski refused to back down when responding to McGregor’s taunts.

Despite coming off a closely contested unanimous-decision loss to the reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in February.

The featherweight champion showcased his remarkable resilience and surprised many with his ability to hold his own against a larger opponent.

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Meanwhile, McGregor’s fighting career has hit a roadblock since his defeat to Dustin Poirier in 2021, where he suffered an ankle injury.

The former two-division champion’s recent record stands at 1-3 since his historic double-championship achievement in 2016.

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However, McGregor is expected to make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon later this year.

His comeback fight is slated against Michael Chandler, a formidable opponent whom he will also coach against in the upcoming 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter reality competition series.

McGregor’s imminent return has garnered significant attention, as fans eagerly await his resurgence in the UFC.

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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