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Alex Volkanovski explains why he wants Charles Oliveira to defeat Islam Makhachev at UFC 280: Charles happens to be a bigger fight

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Alex Volkanovski is explaining why he wants Charles Oliveira to defeat Islam Makhachev at UFC 280.

Charles Oliveira (33-8 MMA) is definitely set to square off with Islam Makhachev (22-1 MMA) in the lightweight main event at UFC 280 on Saturday, October 22nd at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Oliveira gets in to the Octagon with Makhachev fighting for the vacant lightweight title. Volkanovskis (25-1 MMA) goal would be to get yourself a crack at the lightweight title next and is rendering it known he would like to fight Do Bronx.

Speaking on The MMA Hour Volkanovski had this to state concerning the upcoming fight between Oliveira and Makhachev (h/t MMAFighting):

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By the end of your day, I simply want the belt. What do you consider the larger fight is? I believe the larger fight is certainly Charles Oliveira. I believe hes got so much hype on him. We realize its likely to be a thrilling fight, hes so exciting to view. Theres grounds hes so exciting to view.

Continuing, Alex Volkanovski said Charles Oliveira certainly is the bigger fight:

Obviously this isnt a go at him, Ive got lots of respect for him, but I believe many people miss that they miss the truth that he takes damage. He loses an excellent part of these big, exciting fights. Thats why theyre exciting. But yeah, its very fun. Many people are hyping him up, and again, I’d like big fights. I believe Charles happens to be a bigger fight.

Should Islam win, Volkanovski ultimately just wants the title saying:

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If Islam has that title, Ill fight Islam for that title. It doesnt matter who it really is, Ill do whatever. They both have big challenges. They both have different challenges and big challenges, and thats excites me too. A good, big challenge, because again, I really like when people doubt me. I really like being the underdog, also it may be awhile until Im an underdog in my own division. But upgrading, theres likely to be many people that think it cant be achieved, and Im likely to suggest to them that it could.

Concluding, THE FANTASTIC believes he deserves a go at the newly crowned lightweight champion saying:

Obviously they are conversations you have, nonetheless it was never a thing that was locked in. Im the kind of guy, I would like to be busy. If its not now, it could be later, aswell. Ive always viewed it this way. But simultaneously, its a thing that we discussed, and they understand that I deserve it too. I believe were all up to speed, and most of us think its fair, so at this time were in an excellent position.

Who do you consider we function as victor at UFC 280 Oliveira or Makhachev? Can you believe Alex Volkanovski deserves first crack at the brand new champion?

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