Alexander Volkanovski Octagon Interview | UFC 290Jul 09, 2023
Ladies and gentlemen, referee Herb Dean stopped this contest at four minutes and 19 seconds of round four, declaring the winner by technical knockout and still good UFC featherweight world champion, Alexander the Great, John of the Balkans, that It's amazing, so congratulations, sir, thank you. Here with the winner, ladies and gentlemen, the winner ends up being the world featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, what a performance, what a fight, tell us about the preparation for this fight. Yair is such an unusual fighter. What if something was unusual or unexpected for you? Oh man. You have to expect the unexpected, that's right, yes, everyone who knows this game knows how dangerous it was.
I'm telling you, I'm being honest with you during camp. There was a bit of fear, the fear really shocked me knowing how dangerous it was. It was and that's the honest truth, whoever I put that in my head to make sure I prepared properly, I don't know, but today this week I flipped the switch, I prepared myself the way I did because of the men I respected, but a couple of ago days mine says Rich I'm the champion I'm the king of this division no one stopped me so this is where we go and we did our thing you proved it tonight and made a big statement that you're the best. pound for pound fighter on Earth you caught him with a right hook right here that really shook him up he took a step back you walked over and closed the show yeah that was um I knew that uh when I started spinning a certain way I would change dances um and then I knew that our right hook was going to be pretty good, so I knew he was a lot stronger, but it was good even though he was very dangerous on his feet.
I knew I could do it standing or on the ground. We shoot it, we say hula, you know, people talk about being well-rounded. I showed up at a restaurant. He could grab like a shark and attack with the best of them. I really go for all those uh, all those records. I'm uh. I'm pretty close to eliminating some of those. I have many goals ahead of me, but hey, the sky is the limit. I may be in this position right now, but I guarantee you I'll be in the gym next week. Break them again, no doubt now.
Sir, what's next for you? He has just returned to the most important challenge in this division. What do you see in the future? Are you thinking about 55? Are you thinking about more title defenses at 45? I mean, there are some options, you know I'll do it. Just go back and see what's best. I will be completely honest with you. I need to have some surgery on my arm. I passed by the camp. It was a little difficult, but I was. I'm always going to show up here and do my thing, but I'll have surgery as soon as I get home and I'll be back.
I still want one this year so I'll make sure I stay in shape while I'm in recovery and I'll be back here soon. I want that, hey, I want that lightweight belt. I'm still going for that one, whoever is the next Illy. I've been running his mouth and forced him to continue. I'm showing what happens. I will crush you very well sir, it is always an honor to see you perform. Congratulations once again defending his title. They are the best ladies and gentlemen. Alexander Volkanoski.
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