Dana White Reveals Plans For Alexander Volkanovski And Islam Makhachev Following UFC 284


UFC President Dana White plans to book Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2, but not right now.

Earlier this month, the reigning UFC Featherweight Champion, Volkanovski, challenged Makhachev for the UFC Lightweight Championship in the main event of UFC 284. The fight was intense and thrilling, with both fighters giving their best. However, after five rounds of action, Makhachev emerged as the winner, securing a unanimous decision victory.

After the well-received fight, many fans are calling for an immediate rematch. However, it seems that it is not going to happen. During the post-fight press conference for UFC Vegas 70, White shared his opinion that Volkanovski should proceed with a title unification bout against Yair Rodriguez, the interim 145-pound champion.

“To me, the fight that makes sense is you make Yair vs. Vokanovski,” White said. “Islam vs. somebody whenever that happens, and then you do the rematch.”

With that said, Dana White continues to praise the efforts of Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev for their UFC Lightweight Championship fight.

“When you make a super fight, could you possibly have a better result than we did?” White said at the UFC Fight Night 220 post-fight press conference when asked about Makhachev vs. Volkanovski. “The entire world is arguing on who won. That’s a superfight and it delivered.

“The only thing that could possibly be better than that is the guy who’s fighting for the interim title, comes out looking incredible, too. So now you have Yair vs. Volkanovski. We’ll see what happens with Islam and who he ends up fighting next. You have to do Yair. You have to do that fight. He came out looking like an absolute stud that night. And then you have the rematch after they both fight again. It could not have a better result.”


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