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Frankie Edgar: ‘I would absolutely take a fight’ against Alexander Volkanovski

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Frankie Edgar says he would not turn down a fight against newly-crowned UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

Frankie Edgar is a known game fighter who is always willing to take on all-comers. He once again proved that point by stepping in to fight “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in South Korea on two weeks’ notice.

At this point in his career, “The Answer” only wants big fights in the horizon. So if given the opportunity, the former lightweight champion says he is willing to fight the newly-minted featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

“I would absolutely take a fight against Volkanovski,” Edgar told Rank5 (transcript by MMA Junkie). “I’m in it to fight the best guys; that’s why I’m fighting Chan. I came into this sport to be a champion, and if it’s not at ’45 or ’35 or ’55, then what am I doing?”

The 38-year-old Edgar says he took the fight because of some unfinished business with Jung, and also because he sees some similarities with his opponent.

“I think what makes it intriguing is fighting ‘Korean Zombie’ here in his home country, the style he brings, I mean they call him the ‘Zombie’ for a reason,” Edgar explained. “He takes a beating, keeps coming – you can’t really put him away.

“He fights with a ton of heart, and I consider myself a guy that fights that way as well.”

UFC Busan will be the last card for 2019. It takes place on Saturday, December 21st.