Alex Volkanovski says he wants to fight Logan Paul – and asks Kyle Sandilands to set up a fight
Alex Volkanovski Says He Would 100 Percent Fight Logan Paul: Australian Champion Asks Kyle Sandilands to Speak to Dana White and Host a Megabucks Fight
- Volkanovski appeared on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on radio on Friday morning
- The world featherweight champion raises his hand for a lucrative fight with a social media star
- Aussie wants lightweight title held Down Under: ‘I deserved that’
ufc World Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovsky has raised his hand to fight the social media star LoganPaul in a fight that would net him a small fortune.
Fresh from his masterful conquest Max Hollowey At UFC 276 on Friday morning, the Australian phenomenon appeared on the Kyle and Jackie O Show and was quizzed about a possible showdown with Paul.
“If Logan Paul wanted to fight you, would you do it?” asked Jackie O.
“I would make a lot of money and that, yes, 100 percent,” Volkanovski replied.
Volkanovski completely dominated Max Holloway at UFC 276 despite breaking his hand in the second round. Now he’s keen for a much easier fight
Logan Paul (right) has only had one professional boxing match — a split decision loss to rapper KSI (pictured) in 2019 — but a fight with him would be worth millions
“You said you know Dana (White, UFC President),” he told Kyle Sandilands, “so get him to let me go for a fight under my contract and we’ll be good.”
“We’re going to text Dana, we’ll text him the idea,” Sandilands replied.
“We’ll have to set that up, it’s huge,” Jackie added.
It’s unclear if she meant to refer to Paul’s brother Jake, who is by far the more accomplished boxer of the pair.
The 33-year-old asked radio star Kyle Sandilands to speak to UFC President Dana White about allowing him to step into the ring in the crossover fight
Now that he’s proven his complete featherweight dominance, Volkanovski wants a shot at the lightweight title – and says he deserves the right to fight in Australia
Logan Paul has only one professional fight to his name – a split decision loss to Olajide William Olatunji – better known as British YouTube star and rapper KSI – in November 2019.
Volkanovski’s concerns about whether White would allow him to fight outside of the UFC relate to the plight of heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who is at a standoff with the organization over his desire to fight Tyson Fury in a lucrative crossover bout is involved.
After demonstrating complete featherweight dominance, the 33-year-old turns his attention to joining a very exclusive club of twoweight champions by winning the lightweight title.
He believes Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will fight for the strap.
“I’m going to take them out, whoever wins this,” he said Fox sports on Friday.
“I’m in a position where I think it’s fair, I think a lot of people want to see it, a lot of people are demanding it, I think the UFC wants it.
“Hopefully we can do that here in Australia. I think it’s about time we defend a belt… whatever the fight it is, I want to make sure it’s here in Australia because I deserve it.”