MMA – Henry Cejudo had utilized, however it was finally the Korean Zombie who was chosen to replace the injured Max Holloway.
Max Holloway had to face Alexander Volkanovski for the third time at UFC 272. However, the Hawaiian will nonetheless have to wait earlier than having one other shot at the featherweight title. Blame it on an damage that compelled him to forfeit. As quickly as this withdrawal was introduced, a number of athletes supplied their providers to the UFC to face Volkanovski. This is the case ofHenry Cejudo, former double champion of the group. The latter desires of acquiring a belt in a 3rd class and this Holloway package deal due to this fact appeared to be a godsend. But sadly for him, the UFC lastly selected the korean zombie.
This choice shouldn’t be the most fun on paper, however it is smart on a purely sporting stage. The Korean is at the moment fourth in the division. Anyway, Dana White needed to justify herself to BT Sports.
“I can let you know this: the Korean Zombie got here to struggle right here. (Cejudo) is retired. How a few years has he been retired now? And he desires to come and struggle towards Alexander Volkanovski? You have guys like the Zombie, Josh Emmett, Giga (Chikadze) preventing this weekend. You have these guys who’re right here, preventing 3 times a 12 months and dealing to get forward. If Cejudo retires after which thinks he can are available in and bounce into any weight class and face the champion, that is not the way it works. »
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If we stick to this logic, Conor McGregor, who’s coming off two defeats by KO, ought to due to this fact not give precedence to Justin Gaethje for the light-weight title…
Alexander Volkanovski will lastly defend his belt towards the Korean Zombie at UFC 273 on April 9.