“I prefer it so much”

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has raised his hand to be a back-up for the upcoming light-weight title combat between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.

Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen likes the thought proposed by Volkanovski, as he defined in a current video uploaded to his YouTube channel:

“Volkanovski shouldn’t be solely volunteering, he’s campaigning to be the back-up fighter… The best [145] pounder to have ever finished it, who occurs to be the sitting reigning champion proper now, desires to be in a back-up place, desires to go to Abu Dhabi to do it simply in case something occurs between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira. Guys, I prefer it. I prefer it so much.”

Sonnen went on to say that Volkanovski’s proposal may work as there isn’t any sitting champion within the UFC’s light-weight division in the intervening time. In accordance with ‘The American Gangster’, a situation the place ‘The Nice’ is a back-up can be helpful if Oliveira missed weight once more.

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Oliveira and Makhachev will headline the UFC 280 card in Abu Dhabi for the light-weight title. Each athletes are having superb runs within the UFC. ‘Do Bronx’ has gained his final 11 fights and Makhachev is on a 10-fight win streak within the promotion.

Arnold Allen feedback on how Alexander Volkanovski would fare towards Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev

Arnold Allen was current in London for the UFC Combat Evening 208 occasion. Throughout his time there, Allen instructed Timothy Wheaton of Sportskeeda MMA that he believed Alexander Volkanovski would give a very good account of himself in a possible combat towards Charles Oliveira:

“For the Oliveira combat, I really feel he matches up fairly good. He’s a extremely good tactician. Oliveira, I like his preventing fashion. He’s so enjoyable to look at. However, in case you are somebody with a technique and a gameplan like Volkanovski, somebody like Oliveira is somebody you’ll be able to plan for, not simply however comfortably.”

‘Almighty’ added that he wouldn’t say the identical if it was Islam Makhachev within the opponent’s slot for Volkanovski.

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