Alexander Volkanovski responds to people saying he’s returning too soon

Alexander Volkanovski is ready to defend his belt against Ilia Topuria.

by Aryan Lakhani
Alexander Volkanovski responds to people saying he’s returning too soon
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The UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski had a rough year as he failed twice in the lightweight division against the same opponent, Islam Makhachev. Volkanovski is one of the most active fighters in the UFC, and for some reason, people have a problem with that.

Some fans and MMA experts believe that Volkanovski is making a return too soon, and after facing the recent loss, they believe Volkanovski should maintain his absence from the sport. On 17th February, Alexander Volkanovski will defend his featherweight belt against Ilia Topuria.

Volkanovski is aware of the challenge ahead and is confident of securing a victory.

Alexander Volkanovski on returning in February

In a recent interview with Michael Bisping Alexander Volkanovksi shared his thoughts on people saying it’s soon for him to return.

“He’s a good matchup,” Volkanovski said, as quoted by “A lot of hype around him, undefeated, I think this is just the perfect bounce-back fight for me, as well. A lot of people are saying he’s dangerous, which look, he is dangerous.

He’s a powerful dude. He’s undefeated. That’s a story in itself. You’ve got the story of what happened in my last fight. People are like, ‘Oh, is he coming back too soon?’ All this is a part of the story.

When I look at it, I’m like, ‘Mate, I’ve been in camp for that long. I’m hearing people saying, Oh, he’s back too soon.’ I just can’t see it. I’ve been busting my * for that long.

I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ Like, I’ve had that much time. This has been a very long camp for me. Obviously I followed all the protocols after it from concussion and that like, I’m lucky enough to have a great team around me.

But we followed that to a T, and that’s why the fight was pushed back a month because we just thought January was rushing. We wanted that extra month where I could ease into it and then start camp. That’s what we did”.

Alexander Volkanovski