Yair Rodriguez respects Alexander Volkanovski, but he doesn't favor him to become champion at 155 pounds.
Volkanovski, who's defended the UFC featherweight title four times, has expressed interest in moving up a division and becoming a two-division UFC champion.
Rodriguez (14-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) believes the size difference will be a factor for Volkanovski, as well as the level itself, seen at 155 pounds.
He hopes Volkanovksi fights him first instead of moving up to lightweight.
Rodriguez regards Volkanovski as one of the best fighters in the UFC, regardless of weight class.