Josh Emmett can’t predict the outcome of Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria

Josh Emmett confused about the outcome of the upcoming featherweight title fight.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Josh Emmett can’t predict the outcome of Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria
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The featherweight clash between Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria promises to be one of the most thrilling matches of the year. Since, Alexander Volkanovksi lost twice in 2023 some fans have lost hope in him and believe that Topuria will be successful in snatching everything away from him.

However, Alexander Volkanovksi has been the champion for a very long time and no contender has been successful in snatching the belt away from him which is why it will be interesting to if Topuria can cause an upset.

Josh Emmett on Alexander Volkanovksi vs Ilia Topuria

Recently on the JAXXON Podcast, Josh Emmett shared his thoughts on Alexander Volkanovksi vs Ilia Topuria.

“It’s hard for me to predict fights, but I can argue how both guys get it done,” Emmett said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Volk is one of the pound-for-pound best. He continues to improve and kind of prove people wrong, as well.

It’s always like the fight, like OK, ‘He’s going to lose now.’ But then he finally got to the point where he’s earned people’s respect. But Ilia’s young, he’s hungry, he’s talented.

I know he’s been saying a lot of stuff, like how he’s going to go out there and finish him in the first round and stuff like that. Hopefully he’s not overlooking him. I don’t think he is. I think that’s just kind of a part of his persona.

I don’t know. It’s hard for me to bet against such a dominant champion”.

Josh Emmett on Alexander Volkanovski fighting at lightweight

“I don’t at all, He was a pound-for-pound No. 1. The guy’s earned his respect.

Let him do whatever the hell he wants to do. He’s bouncing back and forth. He’s super active. He’s the one that was campaigning for Yair and I to fight for the interim title. I have no bad taste in my mouth. He’s a good dude. Like, he’s a great, great champion, and he’s a good person, as well”.

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