Josh Emmett is prepared for a shot at gold.
Emmett earned his fifth consecutive win with a split decision over Calvin Kattar at UFC Austin this previous Saturday. The No. 7 ranked featherweight stated in his post-fight interview with UFC coloration commentator Daniel Cormier that he needed his first-ever championship alternative within the UFC after the win. That may be towards both Alexander Volkanovski or Max Holloway upon the completion of their highly anticipated trilogy at UFC 276 subsequent month.
Whoever it’s, Emmett informed assembled media throughout his post-fight press convention he was desperate to inject some ’new blood’ into the title image.
“I need that shot,” stated Emmett (video offered by MMA Junkie). “I stated the No. 2 and three guys are phenomenal fighters. They fought the highest guys, Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski. We’d like some new blood within the division and I do know I can compete with them. I’m the perfect featherweight on this planet, and I’m prepared. I wish to be sitting cageside in two weeks to see who I’m combating subsequent.”
There isn’t a choice on who he would battle between Volkanovski and Holloway, however the Staff Alpha Male product admitted a better curiosity within the reigning featherweight champion.
Volkanovski has but to style defeat below the UFC banner. As spectacular as that feat is, Emmett has little doubt that he can greatest the ‘Nice’ one ought to they share the Octagon within the close to future.
“It doesn’t actually matter, they’re each phenomenal fighters, among the greatest featherweights of all time,” stated Emmett. “However the best way I do see it although, if Volkanovski wins, then he solidifies himself because the GOAT for now. If Max had been to win — I do know Volkanovski received the primary one, it was decisive. The second was a bit controversial, it was tremendous shut, it might’ve gone both method.
“So I feel this solidifies who’s the perfect,” continued Emmett. “It doesn’t actually matter, however Volkanovski is an outstanding champion. He’s undefeated within the UFC. He’s on some 20-fight win streak. I feel him and I match up very well stylistically. I do know I can compete with these guys. I do know I can beat these guys.”