Aldo is hot off of back-to-back emphatic finishes, one over the gritty Jeremy Stephens and the other over Renato Moicano earlier this year. Volkanovski is happy that Aldo is coming into this fight on a win streak because that will make the impact of a victory that much greater.
“I’m here to get the job done,” Volkanovski said. “So I’m going to go and do that, beat Aldo in his hometown. That’s really saying something and sets me up for big things after this.”
The truth is Volkanovski is a fan of Aldo and while he has plenty of respect for the former featherweight king, he believes it is time for Aldo to pass the torch.
“I’m a fan of the sport and I’m a fan Aldo but at the same time I always knew I was going to be here,” Volkanovski said. “I know I’m mentally and physically prepared for this. I’m going to have to go do my thing, you know he’s done great things but it’s now my time “The Great” to go do greater things.”