The superfight we need: AJ McKee vs Alexander Volkanovski or Max Holloway
The entire MMA world was buzzing over the weekend about the supposed best Featherweight mixed artist right now. Nope, he’s not current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski.
The man isn’t even in the UFC roster. Newly-crowned Bellator 145-lb. champion AJ McKee has been dubbed as the man to beat.
After all, he just put an end to Patricio “Pitbull” Freire’s reign, choking out the Brazilian with a nasty standing guillotine at 1:57 mark of the first round. He even won a cool $1 million cash prize for winning the Grand Prix.
It’s not like he just got lucky. He’s truly been amazing for a while now. We just haven’t noticed, since he’s not in the UFC. McKee is undefeated in his MMA career, racking up 18 wins.
Initially deemed as purely a grappler, the 26-year-old superstar has become a threat everywhere, with 7 wins by submission and 6 via knockout. He’s for real.
Then again, there will always be naysayers who will question the level of competition he’s faced so far. There’s only one way to find out. Why not set up a Bellator vs. UFC event pitting McKee against fellow champ Volkanovski.
For sure, this fight will garner major interest. Heck. Even a McKee versus Max Holloway would indeed be insanely fun to watch.
Bellator president Scott Coker is open to the idea, but he claims Dana White would probably not go for it since it’s not the UFC’s business model. He’s probably right. After all, the UFC has everything to lose and not much to gain after it.
If their fighter wins, well the UFC is supposed to since they are the superior promotion, right? But if they lose, it’s going to open hell’s gates of scrutiny.
The UFC did agree on that one-time trade with ONE Championship a few years ago, swapping Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren. But that’s where they draw the line.
A UFC vs Bellator crossover match is just a fantasy right now. Still, who do you think will win between AJ McKee vs Alexander Volkanovski or Max Holloway match?