Conor McGregor ranked at the BOTTOM of list of all-time greatest UFC featherweight champions by Alexander Volkanovski

Conor McGregor ranked at the BOTTOM of list of all-time greatest UFC featherweight champions by Alexander Volkanovski

ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI ranked Conor McGregor at the BOTTOM of his all-time greatest UFC featherweight champions list.

McGregor won the belt in 2015 after knocking out the UFC's inaugural 145lb title holder Jose Aldo.

But the Irishman, 33, vacated the strap without ever defending it.

Volkanovski, 33, said: “You need defences, that’s the thing. I’m going to give him respect.

"The dude can fight. He made some bad decisions and all that type of stuff but he can fight.

"To take out Aldo in Aldo’s prime, that’s saying something as well. Aldo is still showing he’s still in his prime, he doesn’t age.

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"But again, I feel like I’ve definitely done a lot more than him so out of all the champions, I’d say he would have to be at the bottom of the list.

"He ain’t gonna like that but whatever.”

After McGregor vacated the belt, Aldo, 35, was promoted from interim champ to undisputed but was later twice beaten by Max Holloway.

Volkanovski then recorded two wins of his own over Holloway, 30, to become the fourth man to reign over the UFC's 145lb division.

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The humble Aussie does not yet consider himself the best featherweight ever, but believes he is on his way.

Volkanovski said: “I believe I’ve still got more work to do. I give Aldo the respect. To be champion for as long as he was, he’s incredible.

"No matter the opposition that I’m facing like himself, Max and that, I’m fighting absolute killers, it’s pretty clear.

“But at the same time, to be champion that long — there’s gonna be days you don’t show up, bad weight cuts, injuries, you name it.

"We’ve all done it and it’s a nightmare to not be on, on a day where you’ve got to go out there and defend your belt.

"For him to be a champion for so long, that’s saying something.”

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