Speaking to theScore in a recent interview, Volkanovski — the newly-crowned UFC featherweight champion — revealed his plans to eventually move up in weight to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title, hailing ‘The Eagle’ as ‘one of the GOATs’.
“Khabib is one of the GOATs as well. Nothing but respect for the dude,” Volkanovski said. “But I’m very, very hard to hold down. I’ve obviously got the brains. I’ve got the cardio. I’m a freak when it comes to holding on the ground; it’s just almost impossible holding me on the ground. Nothing but respect to all the fighters that are in the UFC, but every single one of us wants to prove something. And you know, eventually, I want to prove myself in that lightweight division too.”