In these hours, it was confirmed that one of the most anticipated fights of UFC was suspended, saddening the MMA. This 2021 began with a lot of action, in addition to titles at stake and knockouts everywhere. Being so, Alexander Volkanovski, current champion of the company, had to get out of his next contest and will not be able to defend the title. For this reason, social networks exploded.
The featherweight title of UFC is red hot, considering that Alexander Volkanovski will collide with Brian Ortega. The current champion had to be measured against one of the best of the moment, who clearly will not make things easy for him. The American comes from defeating the “Korean zombie” in a great way, wanting to do the same against the leader of the division.
Networking, Alexander He said: “So devastated to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19 and my fight is out and will be rescheduled. Say negative when leaving Australia, negative before entering the bubble UFC, but my last test was positive. We have worked so hard to get ready for this fight and I am absolutely gutted with this has happened. We follow every policy and process to stay COVID-free, but it wasn’t meant to be this time. To my fans, I am sure that I will recover stronger than ever.
The illusion of the champion
Trying to run with the same fate as his previous victories, Volkanovski He said weeks ago, ‘It’s a strange position right now, I’ll be honest. With my last fight being a close fight and how people have taken it the way they have and all of that, I have accepted it. We are all going to move on, I guarantee it. With my next fight, all that is going to change and all that time it will heal it. “
«I understand that it will not be easy. But I’m in a pretty good position. Taking out the guys that I have, how respected they were, and taking them out, that definitely shows that I’m there. With a couple of defenses, I am chasing GOAT (best ever) status. So again, I just respect everyone, but I take that GOAT status and it won’t be long until people realize that, ”he said.
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