So it almost is the norm that UFC just gives out to titleshots to whoever they want, regardless of how much they deserve or don't deserve it. Back when Aldo was at the peak of his game, UFC won't allow him to move up to LW without giving up his FW title. Who really thinks Aldo wouldn't have beaten Edgar for example at LW? By no means am I a Volkanovski fan, but Volkanovski would pose a very interesting threat to Islam, who I think has a great shot at becoming a champ if and only if he can get a title shot. Even though I'm sure Islam and Khabib has a better top game than Mendes, Volkanovski completely nullified Mendes's wrestling and top control, though it could be argued that Mendes may have been past his prime. Volkanovski likely isn't that far off from being included amongst toughest manlets in the UFC, but he was a big dude who could compete in Rugby carrying all that weight, so I think that he could move up a weight class pretty well and gain proper weight to do so. I'm not sure if Volkanovski can clean out the division, but if he can, I'd like to think by then Islam would have gotten the title shot unless he run into something in one of his fights. Who would win, Volk or Islam if they were to fight for the lightweight belt sometime down the road?