UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski talked on his YouTube channel about many things, his training and diet. However, his prediction of the match between middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (24-2 MMA, 13-2 UFC), who defends his title against Strickland (27-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) in the UFC 293 main event at Qudos, attracted the most attention of the audience.
Bank Arena in Sydney. Most MMA fans give great chances to Sean Strickland, although in reality he is a big outsider in the bookies, so his victory is a miracle. Volkanovski also thinks so, who said a couple of times that this is an easy fight for Israel Adesanya, who, according to him, will pay for everything that Sean Strickland said about him.
Volkanovski is convinced that Strickland will regret what he said
“I think it’s a great fight for him,” Volkanovski said on his YouTube channel. “Obviously, Sean is going to talk, Sean is going to try and get under his skin.
That’s going to make it fun. But I feel Izzy is going to really, really put it on him – especially with the talk that’s going to happen. I think Sean Strickland is going to definitely pay for some of the things he’s going to say.
Stylistically, I feel like he’s going to definitely get hurt”. as quoted by MMAJunkie.
Let's remember that Sean Strickland got knocked out by Alex Pereira, which made him very shaken and disappointed, but after that he got back on track with two wins against Nassourdine Imavov and Abus Magomedov to earn his shot against Israel Adesanya.
We have to admit that those opponents are not half as serious as his next opponent who is a big favorite in the bookies. It's hard for anyone to give Strickland a big chance, but surely everyone would like to see an uncertain match and maybe a surprise.
This would lead to a much more exciting future for this category, but it would also give hope to young fighters and upcoming stars that anything is possible and they just need to wait for their chance.
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