How Rugby Paved the Way For Alexander Volkanovski in MMA

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14 күн бұрын

UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski details how a career in Rugby League paved the way for his transition into MMA.

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xwhite2020 11 минут бұрын
Did you know Al used to be 6 foot 2 and 240 pounds!
Craig Brock
Craig Brock Сағат бұрын
What a champ! Aussie battler.
Alex Jones
Alex Jones 3 сағат бұрын
Without going through this comment section I already know there’s a million leaguies blowing up about them saying rugby instead of rugby league 😂
Rod Cam
Rod Cam 4 сағат бұрын
Connor called out Volks. lol poor Connor chalking up his next loss
Champagnezazii 7 сағат бұрын
If there is 1 thing volk has taught me is that size means fuck all. All about the heart
T Ast
T Ast 13 сағат бұрын
its Rugby League, not Rugby. Big difference.
Zeroflux 15 сағат бұрын
Oh he plays league? Nevermind
chris Bryson
chris Bryson 16 сағат бұрын
I think theres something in being that big and going down in weight. This guy is both fast and powerful AF!
Neo One
Neo One 19 сағат бұрын
What is considered late to start mma. Im 21 and took a 4 year break from kickboxing. I want to go pro in some sort of combat.
Edvard Thomson
Edvard Thomson 23 сағат бұрын
Change the title. It's rugby league. Not rugby. Rugby union is for soft punces that can't play league. Rob Whittaker also played league
Wilconexus Күн бұрын
He's like a human-dwarf from lord of the rings. Clad this man in armour and he'll go toe-to-toe with Gimli.
Jack Dawson
Jack Dawson Күн бұрын
Tai Tuivasa also played Rugby League at an elite level Under 20s Roosters. they both played the same postiion. just putting into perspective the challenge he had to face in rugby
Peter Күн бұрын
Champion mentality, he’s here to stay
Prospect 86
Prospect 86 Күн бұрын
Why does this guy not get the respect. People talk about Henry Cejudo who is not even remotely on his level. The dude is talented.
VannTheDawn Күн бұрын
This guy used to be 265 lbs. Joe Rogan on Monday This guy used to be 255lbs Joe Rogan on Friday
4four4 Күн бұрын
He had wrestling medals as a kid, it's not like he never attempted combat sports before rugby. Definitely a gangster though
T Z Күн бұрын
Leo Carrillo
Leo Carrillo Күн бұрын
Why didn’t he fight around his walk around weight ? I feel like he fighting at a too low weight level
Seeing Volk slam dudes twice his size is exactly how I felt wrestling at 170 lbs. At 5’6 I was shorter than literally everyone I wrestled but I was saucing those big boys up.
The Anomity
The Anomity Күн бұрын
Knowing his story now, im a fan
R K 2 күн бұрын
That Macedonia blood, we're built different.
Corinth 2 күн бұрын
Middleweight volkanovski is thicc af
Rathnesh WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP 2 күн бұрын
If he was 97 kgs.. then he could surely challenge the lightweight and welterweight divisions
Ben P
Ben P 3 күн бұрын
Alex is a fucking beast
sheshd 3 күн бұрын
Holy fuck this makes me so fkn proud to be Aussie.
sjaak vaak
sjaak vaak 3 күн бұрын
Corona is a power grap
I eat cigarettes for breakfast Then coffee 4 lunch
I eat cigarettes for breakfast Then coffee 4 lunch 4 күн бұрын
Nobody cares
Lennardus Youtube
Lennardus Youtube 2 күн бұрын
You cared so much that you clicked on the video and commented
Liam Byrnes
Liam Byrnes 4 күн бұрын
this is rugby league, the term 'Rugby' on its own usually refers to the sport of rugby union, two different sports
Chris Jo
Chris Jo Күн бұрын
Anyway, Rugby league is also Rugby football. I love both union and league
Lar Translation
Lar Translation 4 күн бұрын
jeez at leat go to 155 ye so tough going down to 145
Paranoid Android 🤖
Paranoid Android 🤖 4 күн бұрын
The most underrated champ in the UFC. A lot of folks don't like him due to the wins against Max, but why can't we appreciate both these legends? Personally for me first fight was a clear win for Volk. Second fight maybe Max shaded it, but at the end of the day, no one else has pushed Max this far at Featherweight! Goes to show how good Volk really is and hopefully people can put some respect on his name. I like Ortega, but I think Volk will put a pace on him and be too much for him to handle.
SatanDynastyKiller 4 күн бұрын
Let’s go champ! And still…
Eduardo 4 күн бұрын
Alexander One Of The Great for sure
john wick
john wick 4 күн бұрын
An MMA lionel messi
Shazzy M8
Shazzy M8 5 күн бұрын
I want to city stiff as a board
Stuart Raphello
Stuart Raphello 5 күн бұрын
I grew up on the Gippsland coast in Victoria and I played Aussie Rules till my mid 20s. There is always going to be that argument about which game is more skillful, compared to which one is the toughest. I went to one of my mates' training sessions at a league club in Sydney. Now I'm not sure if the blokes went a touch harder on me as I was a Mexican, but fuck me those blokes are just built different. I honestly couldn't and don't wanna think about doing what they do, week in week out. I can still physically feel one of the hits I copped in that session as if it only happened a couple of minutes ago (it was 26 years ago now)
Dane Williams
Dane Williams 5 күн бұрын
Rugby League. Not rugby. Completed different sport
MrDadumbo1 5 күн бұрын
He didn’t beat Max….draw the first one and Max def won the second
MrDadumbo1 5 күн бұрын
@Elusive Fella you know Max won. Everyone do
Elusive Fella
Elusive Fella 5 күн бұрын
Tell the judges, not the man in the arena putting his life on the line idiot
FGV 5 күн бұрын
i dont get why ufc promotes this dude so much
Lennardus Youtube
Lennardus Youtube 2 күн бұрын
Because he's the champ ? And they want to sell PPVS
Baek YNWA 5 күн бұрын
''If it wasn't for mma I could have gone pro, bro''
pault989 5 күн бұрын
Just got a new fan after watching this. What an animal!!
M A 5 күн бұрын
ChakaKhan 5 күн бұрын
Killawarra bruvva
Pak Furious
Pak Furious 5 күн бұрын
rugby gives you that confidence and makes you fearless, not a pussy sport like American football
shane williams
shane williams 6 күн бұрын
Thats crazy he played in the front row what a beast
Cista Makedonija
Cista Makedonija 6 күн бұрын
Macedonia is with you champ!
Rob The Vampire Slayer
Rob The Vampire Slayer 6 күн бұрын
After Volko fights Holloway for the third time and wins then beats Giga I hope we see him move up to 155.
junkybabes 6 күн бұрын
Did he play Sunday league rugby? Doesn't look like a big club.
Zac Norris
Zac Norris 6 күн бұрын
this is so good for rugby league.
M HH 6 күн бұрын
Legend AV!!
B2BMG 6 күн бұрын
Made me choke up watching this, such a legend
raindrainxi 6 күн бұрын
Volkanovski looks like a bane for all Orcs in Middle-earth.
Ron Smith
Ron Smith 6 күн бұрын
Trump Won.. look out for the Arizona audit
Cameron Breen
Cameron Breen 6 күн бұрын
Dan Trutron
Dan Trutron 6 күн бұрын
Joe and other commentators have misunderstood the 214, maybe due to the accent, and made it 240 - it'll probably get up to 340 soon with their constant hyperbole. These clips from the past are illuminating to explain this great fighter !
Kevin Nguyen
Kevin Nguyen 6 күн бұрын
I love it. So many people are discouraged from sports because of their size.. but Alex showed that grit and hard work got you there - you just needed more of it.
Blake Buczek
Blake Buczek 6 күн бұрын
Love seeing us Props finally getting some recognition haha UP THE VOLK!!!
Fume Raider
Fume Raider 6 күн бұрын
Rugby League*
Spenny 6 күн бұрын
someone tell Alex his shirts inside out
Leon Ganelin
Leon Ganelin 6 күн бұрын
Jymmy Jams
Jymmy Jams 7 күн бұрын
Best biography yet 🤘
AndrewRobbi 7 күн бұрын
Let’s go Volka 🇦🇺🇦🇺
mark reynolds
mark reynolds 7 күн бұрын
leagues gt better take downs the wrestling
robby garza
robby garza 7 күн бұрын
The moaning wood moberly embarrass because cupcake realistically hang anenst a feeble feigned nail. damaged, silent chef
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson 7 күн бұрын
UFC this title should say “Rugby League”
Samuel Lomas
Samuel Lomas 7 күн бұрын
amazing story, great champion
Scott Bagan
Scott Bagan 7 күн бұрын
Imagine if this dude was 6 inches taller he'd be the best fighter in world he's he's that killer strength genes
Des iolle
Des iolle 7 күн бұрын
junkyard dog...go Volk
Jojo Wee
Jojo Wee 7 күн бұрын
So much more respect for Volkanavski now
Joshua The one
Joshua The one 7 күн бұрын
Luke Worch
Luke Worch 7 күн бұрын
Rugby is one of the best sports on the entire planet. Will take that to my grave
Ammon Lolo
Ammon Lolo 4 күн бұрын
rugby league
alex pace
alex pace 7 күн бұрын
This guy is an absolute stud
Tracy Gun'z
Tracy Gun'z 7 күн бұрын
And Still!!!!!
Youness Ouder
Youness Ouder 7 күн бұрын
Such an inspiring story really this guy is so underrated
Russ Don
Russ Don 7 күн бұрын
I rekon 1/10 Australians know who Alex is. Really strange he isn’t a household name.
banjo32 7 күн бұрын
Wait, did Joe Rogan call Max Holloway the greatest featherweight ever? I'm a huge fan of Max, but he surely is below Aldo.
jesse barr
jesse barr 7 күн бұрын
the only champion i really follow these days
Scholar Of Babylon
Scholar Of Babylon 7 күн бұрын
Expect a lot LOT more Rugby MMA crossovers, such transmittable fundamentals can't be overlooked, now that I think about it I'm kinda shocked there isn't more already, bet there have been and it's not mentioned because they didn't play pro or something, but still, Rugby to MMA is such a natural step if you think about it.
PaganBoris 7 күн бұрын
Realised handling a egg shaped ball is for pussies. Good on him.
Celtic 1888
Celtic 1888 7 күн бұрын
All the bs you been threw with woman and life in general for me your a top bloke. Major respect from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ma friend. God bless you
Rob 7 күн бұрын
Rugby league*
Jamie Goldenseal
Jamie Goldenseal 7 күн бұрын
S K 7 күн бұрын
watch all of the armchair fans start watching Rugby League and trying to figure out WTF is going on
Nicky Butt
Nicky Butt 8 күн бұрын
Nothing tough about Wollongong champ. Go to Belfast, Glasgow or New York then you'll see tough.
Zoro Pirate hunter
Zoro Pirate hunter 7 күн бұрын
Ummm...come to us....the third world countries then u will see tough 🤣🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ I dunno why u Westerners think....that these places are middle east and east countries this is nothing !!! 😐
HF 8 күн бұрын
why's he a prop but numbered 10
Buddy wascish
Buddy wascish 8 күн бұрын
Rugby league is tough sport, this guy was born n bred into the warrior lifestyle
D W 8 күн бұрын
Wollongong represent brother!
SD78 Smith
SD78 Smith 8 күн бұрын
LOL...he was playing in an amateur suburban feeder league.
kez 4 күн бұрын
Now he’s the ufc featherweight champ lol
michael richards
michael richards 8 күн бұрын
hes an absolute aussie hero
Jon Playle
Jon Playle 8 күн бұрын
Good ole Rugby League 🏉
fleshen 8 күн бұрын
Yeah Alex mate but League is shit😁😁 says a Union fan who is a bit quick.. Bro you are great good luck from Wales!
Shannons Engineering
Shannons Engineering 8 күн бұрын
Well done.
King 615
King 615 8 күн бұрын
God he doesnt look like he suppose to be that small at all lol
Zaki Chan
Zaki Chan 8 күн бұрын
Max holloway fans are gonna hate this for no reason 😀
Paul Bruh
Paul Bruh 8 күн бұрын
Seeing Americans think rugby is the same as rugby league is hilarious 🤣 polar opposites
thazritesuka 8 күн бұрын
Very nice vid but update the title - Rugby League 😚
Beej J
Beej J 8 күн бұрын
Alex is damn tough and was a true rugby warrior. He just needs to calm down off the 210 lbs as a player BS! NOTHING on his frame (when you watch him as a player suggested that). Esp. as he was solid not but not a super - thick built, but short, beast. I'd say he looks far more around a short, super tough 175 - 82lbs. Plus, *if he had the frame to hold 210 comfortably* while *being strong and super -fit* , he was definitely NOT making 145 and staying strong / super-fit as an MMA fighter, PMSL!! #mythbuster
Jessica 8 күн бұрын
I saw him knocked out 3 bouncers at a Newcastle pub.
Hunter Wisnesky
Hunter Wisnesky 8 күн бұрын
It’s not rugby brah, it’s rugby league, get it right fam
Cam 8 күн бұрын
Oh look its the guy who got beaten by Max BLESSED holloway
DaViEbh0Y Celtic
DaViEbh0Y Celtic 8 күн бұрын
He must've been eating some amount of anabolic chicken.
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