February 12, 2023, 5:18pm
Even if you think Islam won, the fight was competitive to where if you ignore size advantage Volk looked the superior fighter. Volk would likely be double champion if he was facing Charles Oliveira.
Now the question is do they do a rematch or does Volk defend his title? The UFC went full retard and crowned an interim FW champ so he has a challenger waiting.
Irrelevant cause as soon as JBJ returns and wins HW gold he’s number 1 again lol
He didn’t lose his spot. Even if you believe that Islam won the fight you can’t possibly think that he can climb the p4p list by fighting down in weight and barely winning the fight. You climb by going up a weight class and beating the champ, but he will never do that. He would rather cut way too much weight to fight smaller guys, just like the guy he shares his bath tub with.
I hate the UFC for making an interim chsmp. It really cheapens the belts. They are going to be as bad as all the ABC belts in boxing.
February 12, 2023, 5:26pm
He should have stayed retired. Gane is going to put him out to pasture for good.
Global Scorecard went to Volk, BTW.
It’s like they watched two different fights:
Definitely don’t want a rematch, Volk v Yair is a great match. Allen in line afterwards. If he beats those two his FW run is pretty damn impressive
February 12, 2023, 6:02pm
I didn’t know they weighed in at 145 lbs
February 12, 2023, 6:04pm
Make funny face when you have your back taken!
February 12, 2023, 6:26pm
Volk tends to do better in rematches as well.
Max won the second fight. He dominated the third though
His FW run is already pretty damn impressive.
He needs to fight Yair but after that unless Allen beats Max there isn’t much left for him at FW.
Volk vs Islam was a great fight and hopefully they’ll do a rematch.