Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Alexander Volkanovski’s Favorite Things

UFC Fighter Alexander Volkanovski (21-1)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

Alexander Volkanovski is the UFC featherweight champion and is one of the best fighters on the planet. As of June 28, 2020, he is ranked No. 7 on the men’s pound-for-pound rankings. On top of being one of the world’s best fighters, he is an exciting fighter that dominates and finishes his opponents.

Since joining the UFC in 2016, he is undefeated in eight fights and has looked unbeatable. After dominating the long time featherweight king José Aldo, Volkanovski earned his shot at the featherweight title.

On December 14, 2019, Volkanovski became the first featherweight to beat Max Holloway in six years and snapped his 14 fight featherweight win streak to win the featherweight championship. Volkanovski also became the first Australian-born UFC champion.

Alexander Volkanovski
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In his most recent fight, Volkanovski defended his title for the first time by defeating Max Holloway in a razor-thin close decision at UFC 251.

While it isn’t official, UFC president Dana White said that Volkanovski would be defending his belt against Brian Ortega next in 2021.

Here is a list of UFC Fighter Alexander Volkanovski’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food: Phở
  • Favorite drink: Coke Zero or Pepsi Max
  • Favorite color: Blue
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch: Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva.
  • Favorite knockout: Dan Henderson vs. Mike Bisping (though I like Bisping, that was a savage KO).
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA: Rugby League and Soccer (Football).
  • Favorite submission to practice: Triangle, I used to think I couldn’t do triangles because my legs were too short, but once I got the technique right, it was on.
  • Favorite weight workout: Deadlift. I used to be so scared of the deadlift because of my back, but right now, because I have my confidence back and you can load them right up
  • Favorite athlete: Demetrious Johnson. As an athlete, I would have to say Demetrious as he is one of the fittest people I have ever seen. Some of the stuff he does is incredible. To be so fit in cardio, explosive, and fast – he’s got it all.
  • Favorite movie: Harry Potter, by far
  • Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones, even though the last season let me down a bit.
  • Favorite song: Right now, it is “Don’t Worry Bout It” by Kings.
  • Favorite band or musician: Justin Bieber. He makes some good songs, and he has some bangers that I like.
  • Favorite place to travel to: Bali and Thailand 
  • Favorite animal: A Monkey/Chimpanzee
  • Favorite holiday: ANZAC Day in Australia. Respect, good vibes, and playing two-up at the pub.
  • Favorite hobby: Camping, hunting, and fishing.

You can follow UFC Fighter Alexander Volkanovski on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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