Alexander Volkanovski‘s got jokes.
The UFC Featherweight Champion returns to rule his division at UFC 298. Volkanovski is set to meet highly-touted young gun Ilia Topuria in the main event which goes down Feb. 17 in Anaheim.
‘They’ll Make A Headline Out Of Anything These Days…’
Topuria, who is confident as ever, has been taking a lot of shots at the champ in the countdown to their fight. However, the promos the 27 year-old ‘Matador’ has been cutting now have some competition from his upcoming adversary.
Volkanovski, 35, partnered up with Sportsbet.com.au for a hilarious skit about the doubt that rolls in with getting older.
“Volkanovski too old, they’ll make a headline out of anything these days,” Volkanovski said in the advertisement. “All this talk about the over-35 curse is nonsense. So, I’ve let the SportsBet crew in to prove I’m just as youthful as these whipper-snappers.”
There’s More Where That Came From
‘The Great’ does it all in this scripted skit from offering licorice to his guests to giving up his credit card numbers to a scammer.
“I still don’t get these hot takes on my age though,” Volkanovski said, while he hilariously pours tomato juice into a jar. “I’ll still fight anyone, anywhere, anytime… maybe not in tomato season or after 11pm.”
You can watch Alexander Volkanovski try his hand at acting below.
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) February 9, 2024
While the title challenger Ilia Topuria may have more youth on his side at 27, Alexander Volkanovski will look to prove age is just a number with a successful title defense at UFC 298.