Jamie nove -
Such a bullshit fight to make Edgar is 1-1 in his last 2. Volkanovski just beat the number 1 contender and should be getting the the title shot no doubt about it
I think this will be the 4th or 5th time that he’s challenging for a UFC belt.
Sure, but he won the belt in his first attempt, defended it a few times, and got an immediate rematch when he lost the belt because it was a razor thin decision...and a large amount of the population thought he won the rematch. So let's not act like he hasn't "deserved" these title fights.
He fought Aldo immediately after dropping to 145, and the fight made sense. There weren't viable contenders at 145, and Frankie was a great champion at 155 who just lost a split decision for that belt...and that was back in 2013.
He then won 5 fights in a row, and was the obvious choice for a title fight against Conor, but he decided he didn't want to defend his belt at 145, so they did an interim title fight against Aldo, which I wasn't a huge fan of. Either way, Frankie was the clear #1 contender after winning 5 in a row, with his 5th being a 1st round KO of Mendes.
Since then, he's won 3 out of 4...and Volkanovski is in the hospital with a blood infection. So should they sit Max on the shelf until they figure out what's going on with Volk? I'm sure he'll get the winner of this fight.