Alan Jouban is against fighters hoping to become double champions

Alan Jouban explains why fighters shouldn't think about claiming two different belts.

by Aryan Lakhani
Alan Jouban is against fighters hoping to become double champions
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Many fighters from the UFC strongly aspire to dominate and rule over 2 or more weight divisions. There are many fighters who have successfully accomplished this major feat. There are many contenders who currently wish to be double champions; the former UFC fighter Alan Jouban is against this because he believes that a champion should have enough title defenses before even thinking about making a shift to another division.

Most fighters shift to a different weight class because it promises to be healthier for them in various aspects. It will be interesting to see who ends up being a double champion this decade. Khamzat Chimaev, Leon Edwards, Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski are some of the few contenders who aspire to have multiple belts under their possession.

Alan Jouban on fighting for more than one belt

In a recent episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Alan Jouban explained why he's against fighters being double champions. “All these guys now that want to go double champ,” Jouban said, as quoted by

“They want to fight up. They want to fight in a new division too soon. You haven’t cleaned out the top five much less the entire division. I think you know where I’m hinting. Everyone keep saying that so soon. They win one fight and they want to go up or down and fight.

I think you need to clean out the division not only to earn it. The right to do it is one thing, the right to earn to do it, you need to earn it in terms of you’re good enough to go up against a bigger guy and be able to compete and make it worth our while”.

Alan Jouban on Islam Makhachev and Leon Edwards

“Islam has not cleaned out his division nor has Leon Edwards cleaned out his division, even that conversation being thrown around to me is ludicrous.Because neither guy has done what they need to do yet to earn that matchup. I wish that talk would go away”.