Yair Rodriguez responded to Alex Volkanovski’s offer

Yair Rodriguez responded to Alex Volkanovski's offer

UFC interim featherweight title holder Yair Rodriguez reacted to the words of the current division champion, Alexander Volkanovski, who suggested that the Mexican defend himself while he was busy rematching Islam Makhachev.

According to Rodriguez, he is ready to defend the title, but if he wins, he expects to become a full-fledged champion.

“In the end, if he decides not to defend the title, it will make me the reigning champion,” the Mexican said in the next edition of the MMA Hour program. “Why? Yes, because I will defend the title against someone else, and become a full champion. If he then decides to return to featherweight, the reigning title will be at stake in our fight.”

“Anyway, I’m in a situation where I have to fight and whatever they decide, I can’t think about it – I have to think about myself and how to improve my skills”

On February 11 at UFC 284 in Perth, Alex Volkanovski made an unsuccessful attempt to take away the UFC lightweight title from Islam Makhachev, losing to the Russian by unanimous decision, and Yair Rodriguez in the second most important event of the event finished with a triangle choke of American Josh Emmett and won the interim UFC championship belt in featherweight category.