Dana White Weighs in on Possibility of Makhachev vs. Volkanovski Rematch

Alexander Volkanovski's quest for the prestigious title of double champion was cut short at the UFC 284 event in Australia earlier this month

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Dana White Weighs in on Possibility of Makhachev vs. Volkanovski Rematch

Alexander Volkanovski's quest for the prestigious title of double champion was cut short at the UFC 284 event in Australia earlier this month, where he faced off against lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. The five-round bout was a thrilling showdown between two of the UFC's best fighters, but at the end of the night, it was Makhachev who emerged victorious and secured his first defense of the title.

Controversial Decision Sparks Calls for Rematch

The decision was met with controversy, with many fans and even Volkanovski himself feeling that the referee's call was unjust. Volkanovski claims to have won three rounds and has called for an instant rematch.

The debate over the outcome has only added fuel to the fire, with fans clamoring for a rematch between the two fighters.

Dana White Weighs In on Possibility of Rematch

The possibility of a rematch was a main topic at the UFC Fight Night 220 post-fight press conference, where UFC President Dana White was asked about the potential for a Makhachev vs.

Volkanovski rematch. "When you make a super fight, could you possibly have a better result than we did?" White stated. "The only thing that could possibly be better than that is the guy who’s fighting for the interim title, comes out looking incredible, too.

So now you have Yair vs. Volkanovski. We’ll see what happens with Islam and who he ends up fighting next. You have to do Yair. You have to do that fight. He came out looking like an absolute stud that night. And then you have the rematch after they both fight again.

It could not have a better result. The fight that makes sense is you make Yair vs. Volkanovski," White said. "Islam vs. somebody whenever that happens, and then you do the rematch." Fans eagerly await the possibility of a rematch between these two talented fighters, and if both champions are successful in their next performances, it could very well happen.

Until then, all eyes will be on the lightweight and featherweight divisions as these two champions continue their quest for glory.

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