UFC president Dana White is thinking about booking a trilogy bout between featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway.
The pair of 145-pound fighters most recently met earlier in July, with Volkanovski retaining his belt via split decision at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. However, many thought Holloway did enough to win and tie their series at 1-1 after Volkanovski beat him via unanimous decision last December. White admitted after the rematch that there was "bad judging" on Fight Island.
"It's hard to not say we can give Max a rematch for that fight again, do it a third time," White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto on Monday. "I think a lot of the fans and the media would agree with that. I don't know for sure. I'm sure Volkanovski doesn't love that idea. He's like, 'Listen, I just beat this guy twice.'
"If you're Volkanovski, you're like, 'Guess what? The media aren't judges. Dana White's not a judge. None of these people are judges. The people that are assigned to judge the fights said I won twice.' If you're Volkanovski, I get it, and if you're Volkanovski, you probably want to take a look at a different guy. I haven't really talked to Volkanovski about it - something I definitely need to do."
White said one issue is that many of the top featherweight contenders will be competing in the upcoming months. Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez are rumored to face off later in 2020, and White previously said that Brian Ortega versus Chan Sung Jung would happen.
"We'll see how that all plays out," White said.