Alexander Volkov Explains Why He’s Okay With Brock Lesnar Getting a Title Shot
By FCF Staff
Although Alexander Volkov has moved into the UFC’s heavyweight title shot mix, the Russian has no issues with the promotion’s decision to have Brock Lesnar challenge champ, Daniel Cormier.
Volkov has gone 4-0 now since he joined the UFC, and moved into the #5 ranking, after he KO’d former champ, Fabricio Werdum in March. Recently Volkov was asked to comment on the fact Lesnar is going to fight Cormier next, and the former Bellator champ said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“For now, Brock Lesnar coming to the UFC is a big name. I understand why the UFC put him in a championship fight, because lower ranked fighters like me, Francis Ngannou, Tai Tuivasa, we’re really good fighters, but we don’t have a good name in U.S.”
“This fight gives us time to introduce ourselves. So I will use this fight the best I can use it, and we’ll wait for my title shot.”
Lesnar, who has no official wins on his record since 2010, is expected to fight Cormier in early 2019. Volkov, meanwhile, is booked to fight Derrick Lewis at UFC 229, October 6th.