Alexander Volkanovski shares a picture that gives an idea of the amount of weight he had cut in order to become a professional Mixed Martial Artist.
Being the prime representative of the 145-pound weight class, Alexander Volkanovski has to go through routine weight cuts and cannot become a subject of discrepancy whenever required to step on the weight scale. However, it appears that there was a time when the Featherweight was a Heavyweight.
Volkanovski, who ahead of his match against Brian Ortega is perspiring in the training camp to reach his physical peak, has shared an old picture of himself, which gives a large understanding of the level of transformation he underwent. In the photo, the Volkanovski looks almost unrecognizable, but in order to draw the comparison, he also adjoined the still which depicts his current state too.
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) February 10, 2021
Alexander Volkanovski: A Semi-Professional Rugby Player
Since the UFC champion hails from Australia, therefore, it seems the picture is from the days when he apparently used to engage in Rugby activities. Reportedly at age 14, Volkanovski decided to pursue a career in Rugby and did win some accolades as well while being a semi-professional in the sport. However, at 23 Volkanovski identified his true calling and left Rugby to become a professional Mixed Martial Artist.
It is now 9 years in the future and Alexander Volkanovski is a titleholder in the biggest MMA promotion in the world. Moreover, with an incredible win/loss record of 22/1, he is known as “The Great” in the ring.
What’s Next For Alexander Volkanovski?
Alexander Volkanovski is set to face Brian Ortega next. The fight is the co-main feature of the UFC 260 Pay-Per-View and will take place on March 28, 2021.
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight title has been booked for #UFC260 on March 27. via Ariel Helwani. Stipe Vs. Ngannou. Main Event.#UFC #AlexanderVolkanovski #BrianOrtega #MMATwitter pic.twitter.com/S8TgthfZUE
— MMAUnhinged (@MmaUnhinged) January 16, 2021
The fight will be for the UFC Featherweight title, which currently Volkanovski holds. Being a carrier of almost an immaculate record, and having beaten Max Holloway twice, Volkanovski will enter as the favorite. However, it is a general realization that the odds hold no real value once the Octagon closes, and the fighter who makes better adjustments prevails eventually.
While no prediction is safe, yet there are speculations that Volkanovski’s defense will pave the way for the trilogy bout with Max Holloway.
“I think we have to.” – Dana White when asked whether the UFC. Alexander Vlkanovski vs. Brian Ortega. Max Holloway. Trilogy bout. 2-0. UFC 260. Co-main event. Featherweight title. 145-pounds. Who will win? Odds favor Volkanovski. UFC 257. UFC Fight Island 7. Featherweight rankings. And Max is No.1. #UFCFightIsland7
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 16, 2021
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