Alex Volkanovski: I’m the man to beat Max Holloway | UFC 245 | ESPN MMA

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  • Published on Nov 2, 2019
  • ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto speaks with Alex Volkanovski ahead of his UFC 245 featherweight title fight vs. Max Holloway. Volkanovski describes the nerves he had watching his City Kickboxing teammates compete at UFC 243 in Australia, then says he’s the man to beat Holloway.
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Comments • 331

  • baby girl
    baby girl 4 days ago

    City kickboxing nz🤙🏻😘😘😘😘

  • David Marin
    David Marin 6 days ago

    Who do you guys think is the best Fw of all time? Aldo or Holloway?

  • Bert Brown
    Bert Brown 7 days ago

    Max Holloway fights the coolest dudes! 😎

  • ThyGreek
    ThyGreek 9 days ago +1

    He's gonna get knocked out cold. Holoway has done his homework.

  • Boston Chris
    Boston Chris 20 days ago +3

    So freaking fired up for this card and there is a really good chance we see 3 titles change hands

  • Adam Badali
    Adam Badali 21 day ago +2

    I predict he gets out struck for all 5 rounds like Ortega did; Max’s distance management is god tier.

    • Theo Mulipola
      Theo Mulipola 18 days ago

      Adam Badali Ortega was over rated. There’s a reason why city kickboxing is currently the best mma gym in world.

  • B G
    B G 22 days ago

    Ekspecially.

  • Jason Henderson
    Jason Henderson 23 days ago

    Who do people think colby or Kamaru if you

  • Jason Henderson
    Jason Henderson 24 days ago

    Alex is going to lose taken all bets

  • Endeavour P
    Endeavour P 24 days ago

    Let’s go Alex 🇹🇴

  • makedoneccc
    makedoneccc 27 days ago +3

    SUPPORT FROM MACEDONIA!
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  • L
    L 28 days ago +1

    Zabit is the only featherweight with the skills to beat max

    • L
      L 24 days ago +1

      Josh Navarro Not saying he would beat him but skill set wise he can

    • Josh Navarro
      Josh Navarro 24 days ago

      Lol no way

  • Lars Marius sivertsvik
    Lars Marius sivertsvik 28 days ago +1

    Alex is to arrogant if he really believes that, Cuz no way he got more power than Poirier, Emmet, Stephens. I see Max holding him off and putting a Clinic. Dont think Alex’ll be even Close to KO/TKO/finish of Max Holloway.
    Max, at 145, is a real beast. Alex just dont offer anything new. But Alex is hungry so I think He’ll get some shots off, he wont be able to take Max down Im pretty sure of, so it will be a standing Battle. To beat Max at 145 U need to not fight his pace and be able to take him down. I think Max easily stuffs’N Defends takedown attempt from Alex.
    All this is my humble private oppinions.
    Im not saying I know, tho I kinda do...🤣
    But its gonna be a good one, thats for sure.!
    Ya’ll enjoy, peace and Luv✌🏼💰😃

  • primary son
    primary son 29 days ago +3

    Old mate from the gong too short for max

  • Gregory Gabaylo
    Gregory Gabaylo Month ago

    LET ME CORRECT YOU, YOUR THE MAN TO GET BEAT UP FROM MAX!!! LOL

  • Scott Lazer
    Scott Lazer Month ago

    Alex is not ready mentally

  • Dale AtsOverton
    Dale AtsOverton Month ago

    This is hard to say as a uce but I think Alex is finna take the dub 🤔

  • Arjan Tv
    Arjan Tv Month ago

    Didnt Max just got beat By dustin who isnt even top 5 haha.. thnx god they pulled him out because khabib would have killed him.

  • Jimmy 2times
    Jimmy 2times Month ago +1

    Ya living the dream m8 all the best

  • Nico Stefano
    Nico Stefano Month ago +3

    Max winning this one via head kick lol

  • TB SB
    TB SB Month ago

    Isn't that the dude from the movie Leprechaun... like the Leprechaun himself...?

  • HipHop Anonymous
    HipHop Anonymous Month ago +5

    Gotta love this guy. Just by the way he conducts and carries himself you can tell he's a dangerous opponent for anyone. Much respect to whoever wins this fight.

  • Ed Dames
    Ed Dames Month ago

    I like this guy, both as a fighter and as man. But Max is my guy. And I look forward to an exciting fight but in the end, a blessed victory. Let's GO!!!

  • RedmiNote5Pro Gaming

    Connie Dustin already did

  • Binkleyme
    Binkleyme Month ago

    No you're not.

  • Maq Helz
    Maq Helz Month ago

    Alex a creamy cupcake for max

  • Canadian sport_fan
    Canadian sport_fan Month ago

    I see people talking about maxs tdd. What elite wrestler has he fought? Edgar? The same Edgar that people are saying is gonna be a tune up fight for conor? When conor was making a run for the fw belt people were saying Edgar is a nightmare for him. Now years later he's a tune up fight. No one thinks Edgar can beat conor now. Maxs tdd is not tested

  • Lyg3rBurg3rz
    Lyg3rBurg3rz Month ago

    Volkanovski hits hard but we saw against Poirier that Max can take a shot and keep in there. Granted, Holloway lost that fight so if Alex can keep landing the heavy shots and throw Max off of his game, he may very well beat him. This is an interesting matchup to say the least.

  • Eddy Robb
    Eddy Robb Month ago

    That little midget is as delusional as the tap machine himself if he thinks he can beat max...

  • Claus haugård snavs

    Think Alex will be in trouble. Max will pick him apart from right out of alexs range

  • S94 Gunnerz
    S94 Gunnerz Month ago

    max the midget killer lol hope alex fuks him up

  • juice box
    juice box Month ago +15

    Max gonna show him there is levels to this game

    • Rui Martins
      Rui Martins 7 days ago

      @Rhys Wingard He never defended the belt so he's not...

    • Rhys Wingard
      Rhys Wingard 7 days ago

      Slim Brady McGregor is the greatest featherweight of all time

    • Rui Martins
      Rui Martins 15 days ago +1

      @Daniel TooleDustin is just better,max is fantastic as a featherweight but he doesn't have the power to beat dustin or the ground game...

    • Daniel Toole
      Daniel Toole 15 days ago

      @Rui Martins not if they fought at 145 ..now

    • Theo Mulipola
      Theo Mulipola 18 days ago +4

      juice box there’s a reason why city kickboxing is ranked number 1 for mma gym’s in the world (in terms of win ratio). There is levels to this. That belt will be coming back to this side of the world.

  • Andrew B
    Andrew B Month ago +1

    He is still taller the toe Rogan.

    • Gda Rippa
      Gda Rippa Month ago

      Andrew B - Henry Cejudo is taller than Rogan

  • jonathan bisarra
    jonathan bisarra Month ago +1

    It’s going to be a long night for Alex. I see him having trouble getting inside of Max and scrapping. But, he’s a tough guy so I this will be a great fight to watch. There is no loser in this fight.

  • GSA
    GSA Month ago

    Winer

  • Notorious
    Notorious Month ago

    Rhey already beat him

  • ram nation50
    ram nation50 Month ago +4

    Alex says im the man that will beat him? All 4'9 of the little leprechaun? 🤷‍♂️

  • Kevin Fuller
    Kevin Fuller Month ago +3

    Dude's a beast but he aint beating Max.

  • C M
    C M Month ago +1

    Is this Gregor Gillespie or Volkanowski?

  • FeaR
    FeaR Month ago +1

    This certified midget ain’t beating max

  • mpforeverunlimited
    mpforeverunlimited Month ago

    Sounds like Eddie hearn

  • Joey
    Joey Month ago +2

    First time I've heard him talk was expecting a Scandinavian accent haha

    • Eller Ellerek
      Eller Ellerek 7 days ago

      Oh yeah, I see the point, since this guy has nothing to do with Scandinavia lol

    • Joey
      Joey Month ago

      @Nuclear Left Hook i explained myself lol.

    • Nuclear Left Hook
      Nuclear Left Hook Month ago

      @Joey comment above me what lol?

    • Joey
      Joey Month ago

      @Nuclear Left Hook comment above you.

    • Nuclear Left Hook
      Nuclear Left Hook Month ago +2

      why would you expect a scandinavian accent when his name is slavic

  • Obitrice For life
    Obitrice For life Month ago +4

    I’m a fan of Holloway and want him to be the greatest featherweight ever so I’ve got Max in this fight.

    • Slim Brady
      Slim Brady 5 days ago

      @E K The fact that he finished Aldo twice makes up the difference in the title defenses.

    • E K
      E K 5 days ago

      Slim Brady That title still belongs to Aldo, but Holloway isn’t far off if he gets a few more title defenses.

    • Slim Brady
      Slim Brady 23 days ago

      He already is the greatest.

  • Robert S
    Robert S Month ago +12

    Is it just me or can this guy make a killer Kano 😂

  • Serjohn
    Serjohn Month ago +1

    blue collar vs no collar

  • The Brazilians People Champ

    It's Alex time to remind folks Aussie's is still with the business.

  • Hurrifan C.
    Hurrifan C. Month ago +1

    Spiffy Jacket! Volkanaovski for the win!

    • Ben Loki
      Ben Loki 8 days ago

      Volkanovski is a very handsome man

  • J Ruiz
    J Ruiz Month ago

    The man to dethrone max halloway is touchy fili

  • John Snow
    John Snow Month ago

    The future 145 pound champ

  • not known
    not known Month ago

    khabib already beat max holloway, why is max holloway having a belt still?

    • Out of the box
      Out of the box 28 days ago

      @not known i mean at the end of the day it's a sport not a street fight, max is the 145 champion because no one at 145 can beat him. That's pretty much it.

    • not known
      not known 28 days ago

      @Out of the box yeah if its a fair fight on equal terms khabib wins hands down, its khabibs win and holloway is just lucky that's all im pointing out that khabib isnt fighting in his division or else he is finished

    • Out of the box
      Out of the box 28 days ago

      @not known if max fight khabib at 155, khabib would beat him 99% of the time. If khabib fight max at 145, max would beat him 99% of the time. essentially because khabib would be dying and depleted at 145.

    • not known
      not known 28 days ago

      @Out of the box well khabib is undefeated and he beat connor as well and connor has defeated max so im amazed you are long time mma fan and still unable to admit that the holloway aint got a chance against khabib if they were put together in any division

    • Out of the box
      Out of the box 28 days ago

      @not known max is the 145 champion, he never claimed to be the best at 155. I can't see your point because they are in two different divisions. By your reasoning they ask to khabib if he want to move up to 170 and he declined, nobody is saying he's lucky, afraid, or whatever. By the way let's see how khabib vs tony goes..

  • Josh Langston
    Josh Langston Month ago +1

    Max is about to whoop this boy

  • akmd114379
    akmd114379 Month ago

    Calling it now, no way this guy beats Holloway. Only one that can beat him is Conor because he's taller. Max is unbeatable because of his length and he fights tall, he has great boxing and takedown defense.

  • Elyptica
    Elyptica Month ago

    no chance

  • Dillan Versai
    Dillan Versai Month ago

    This is a close fight..alex definitely has more power than max, but max is solid in all areas of the game.. cant wait!

  • MJ Is the REAL GOAT
    MJ Is the REAL GOAT Month ago +12

    Brian t city was also considered the biggest threat to max ...with all respect alex will fall in line like the rest of the FW

    • Binkleyme
      Binkleyme Month ago +2

      @C0nfu5edP5yc0 Beating a washed up Aldo isn't impressive at all. Prime Aldo would have run through him.

    • C0nfu5edP5yc0
      C0nfu5edP5yc0 Month ago +3

      @Dominic Borg Ortega never fought Stephens but he did beat Moicano and Swanson but I would agree beating Aldo and Mendez are more impressive.

    • Dominic Borg
      Dominic Borg Month ago +1

      Khabibs Right ear Ortega biggest wins were stephens and edgar I believe. And volkanovski’s are mendes and aldo. I think although both have impressive resume’s im more impressed by volkanovski’s. That being said he has a tall task infront of him in Max Holloway.

  • Ebrima Leigh
    Ebrima Leigh Month ago

    This midget cant touch bless

  • lunch boy
    lunch boy Month ago +10

    so many ppl sleeping on this man

    • Zachalou
      Zachalou Month ago +3

      lunch boy he’s not very big, wouldn’t make a good bed

  • jaja
    jaja Month ago

    I’m the man to beat Max Holloway at 145

  • Just Rammy
    Just Rammy Month ago

    Alex should try more body locks & trips as most of his Max's opponents always try to go for a high single or a double leg

  • Limited Infinity
    Limited Infinity Month ago

    If he is gonna stand with max i believe he will get picked apart from the outside but if he can get in on max, disrupt his rhythm and such...things will gt very interesting. Its Closer than people think