Recently, It was announced that due to a re-aggravating injury, Max Holloway had been forced out of the UFC 272 against Alexander Volkanovski.
Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) has been forced to withdraw from Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) trilogy after re-aggravating a previous injury. Happened just days after he accepted. More details here.Brett Okamoto
Since then, the replacement race has been started. Henry Cejudo, Giga Chikadze, Yair Rodriguez, and Chan Sung Jung are the names currently being discussed.
From all the potential opponents, Former Olympic gold medalist, Former Flyweight champ, Former Bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo seems to be the best and probably biggest opponent for Alexander Volkanovski.
Soon after Holloway’s withdrawal, Cejudo tweeted, “Triple C to the rescue. @danawhite you have my number. #C4 #bendtheknee”
Cejudo has never competed at featherweight. However, he has been calling out Volkanovski since defeating Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title in May 2020.
Cejudo wants to be the first three-division UFC champion, as he previously won the UFC flyweight and bantamweight titles.