Israel Adesanya Pays Tribute to Alexander Volkanovski as ‘Greatest of All Time’ at UFC 290

Adesanya declares Volkanovski the GOAT at UFC 290.

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Israel Adesanya Call Alex Goat - Image credit @ESPNMMA Twitter

Israel Adesanya couldn’t resist being part of the excitement at UFC 290. With front-row seats, he passionately cheered on his close friend and teammate, Alexander Volkanovski, who entered the Octagon to defend his featherweight championship against Yair Rodriguez.

‘The Great’ once again showcased his undeniable skills, solidifying his claim as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. With an impressive TKO victory over Rodriguez in Round 3, he left no doubt about his dominance inside the Octagon. His remarkable performance garnered recognition and praise from none other than Adesanya himself, who declared him the “greatest of all time.”

This week, there has been a lot of talk and discussion about who deserves the title of the greatest featherweight fighter of all time. And it seems like ‘The Last Stylebender’ himself, Israel Adesanya, has a strong opinion on the matter. He not only considers Alexander Volkanovski as the undisputed GOAT (Greatest of All Time) in the 145-pound division but also believes that Volkanovski is the best MMA fighter to have ever competed in the octagon.

This is a significant statement coming from Adesanya, who himself is widely regarded as one of the top fighters in the world. His recognition of Volkanovski’s exceptional skills and achievements speaks volumes about the respect and admiration he has for his fellow fighter. It showcases the high regard in which Volkanovski is held, not only within the featherweight division but in the sport as a whole.

Adesanya and Volkanovski Share a Special Moment at UFC 290

A heartwarming moment between the two fighters was captured and shared on Twitter by ESPN MMA. In the clip, Israel Adesanya can be heard saying:

“You’re the greatest. You’re the greatest of all time. Greatest of all time. You’re the f***ing man. I love you, baby. You’re the greatest of all time, no f***ing doubt. The greatest of all time, let’s f***ing go!”

After another impressive performance last night, Alexander Volkanovski continues to dominate the featherweight division and remains determined to become a two-division champion.

Although his previous attempt to hold titles in two weight classes fell short with a close loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 284, his recent win against Rodriguez has sparked speculation that he could be next in line to challenge the Dagestani fighter.

Published on July 9, 2023 at 11:06 am
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