How Rugby Paved the Way For Alexander Volkanovski in MMA

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

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Alex Jones
Alex Jones

Without going through this comment section I already know there’s a million leaguies blowing up about them saying rugby instead of rugby league 😂

37 phút trước
Rod Cam
Rod Cam

Connor called out Volks. lol poor Connor chalking up his next loss

Giờ trước
Champagnezazii
Champagnezazii

If there is 1 thing volk has taught me is that size means fuck all. All about the heart

4 giờ trước
T Ast
T Ast

its Rugby League, not Rugby. Big difference.

11 giờ trước
Zeroflux
Zeroflux

Oh he plays league? Nevermind

12 giờ trước
chris Bryson
chris Bryson

I think theres something in being that big and going down in weight. This guy is both fast and powerful AF!

13 giờ trước
Neo One
Neo One

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.

16 giờ trước
Edvard Thomson
Edvard Thomson

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

20 giờ trước
Wilconexus
Wilconexus

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.

22 giờ trước
Jack Dawson
Jack Dawson

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

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Peter
Peter

Champion mentality, he’s here to stay

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Prospect 86
Prospect 86

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.

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VannTheDawn
VannTheDawn

This guy used to be 265 lbs. Joe Rogan on Monday This guy used to be 255lbs Joe Rogan on Friday

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4four4
4four4

He had wrestling medals as a kid, it's not like he never attempted combat sports before rugby. Definitely a gangster though

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T Z
T Z

monster

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Leo Carrillo
Leo Carrillo

Why didn’t he fight around his walk around weight ? I feel like he fighting at a too low weight level

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PRODJAGEE
PRODJAGEE

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.

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The Anomity
The Anomity

Knowing his story now, im a fan

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R K
R K

That Macedonia blood, we're built different.

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Corinth
Corinth

Middleweight volkanovski is thicc af

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Rathnesh WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP
Rathnesh WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP

If he was 97 kgs.. then he could surely challenge the lightweight and welterweight divisions

2 ngày trước
Ben P
Ben P

Alex is a fucking beast

3 ngày trước
sheshd
sheshd

Holy fuck this makes me so fkn proud to be Aussie.

3 ngày trước
sjaak vaak
sjaak vaak

Corona is a power grap

3 ngày trước
I eat cigarettes for breakfast Then coffee 4 lunch
I eat cigarettes for breakfast Then coffee 4 lunch

Nobody cares

3 ngày trước
Lennardus Youtube
Lennardus Youtube

You cared so much that you clicked on the video and commented

2 ngày trước
Liam Byrnes
Liam Byrnes

this is rugby league, the term 'Rugby' on its own usually refers to the sport of rugby union, two different sports

4 ngày trước
Chris Jo
Chris Jo

Anyway, Rugby league is also Rugby football. I love both union and league

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Lar Translation
Lar Translation

jeez at leat go to 155 ye so tough going down to 145

4 ngày trước
Paranoid Android 🤖
Paranoid Android 🤖

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.

4 ngày trước
SatanDynastyKiller
SatanDynastyKiller

Let’s go champ! And still…

4 ngày trước
Eduardo
Eduardo

Alexander One Of The Great for sure

4 ngày trước
john wick
john wick

An MMA lionel messi

4 ngày trước
Shazzy M8
Shazzy M8

I want to city stiff as a board

4 ngày trước
Stuart Raphello
Stuart Raphello

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)

4 ngày trước
Dane Williams
Dane Williams

Rugby League. Not rugby. Completed different sport

5 ngày trước
MrDadumbo1
MrDadumbo1

He didn’t beat Max….draw the first one and Max def won the second

5 ngày trước
MrDadumbo1
MrDadumbo1

@Elusive Fella you know Max won. Everyone do

4 ngày trước
Elusive Fella
Elusive Fella

Tell the judges, not the man in the arena putting his life on the line idiot

4 ngày trước
FGV
FGV

i dont get why ufc promotes this dude so much

5 ngày trước
Lennardus Youtube
Lennardus Youtube

Because he's the champ ? And they want to sell PPVS

2 ngày trước
Baek YNWA
Baek YNWA

''If it wasn't for mma I could have gone pro, bro''

5 ngày trước
pault989
pault989

Just got a new fan after watching this. What an animal!!

5 ngày trước
M A
M A

WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA

5 ngày trước
ChakaKhan
ChakaKhan

Killawarra bruvva

5 ngày trước
Pak Furious
Pak Furious

rugby gives you that confidence and makes you fearless, not a pussy sport like American football

5 ngày trước
shane williams
shane williams

Thats crazy he played in the front row what a beast

5 ngày trước
Cista Makedonija
Cista Makedonija

Macedonia is with you champ!

5 ngày trước
Rob The Vampire Slayer
Rob The Vampire Slayer

After Volko fights Holloway for the third time and wins then beats Giga I hope we see him move up to 155.

5 ngày trước
junkybabes
junkybabes

Did he play Sunday league rugby? Doesn't look like a big club.

5 ngày trước
Zac Norris
Zac Norris

this is so good for rugby league.

5 ngày trước
M HH
M HH

Legend AV!!

5 ngày trước
B2BMG
B2BMG

Made me choke up watching this, such a legend

6 ngày trước
raindrainxi
raindrainxi

Volkanovski looks like a bane for all Orcs in Middle-earth.

6 ngày trước
Ron Smith
Ron Smith

Trump Won.. look out for the Arizona audit

6 ngày trước
Cameron Breen
Cameron Breen

LFG

6 ngày trước
Dan Trutron
Dan Trutron

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 !

6 ngày trước
Kevin Nguyen
Kevin Nguyen

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.

6 ngày trước
Blake Buczek
Blake Buczek

Love seeing us Props finally getting some recognition haha UP THE VOLK!!!

6 ngày trước
Fume Raider
Fume Raider

Rugby League*

6 ngày trước
Spenny
Spenny

someone tell Alex his shirts inside out

6 ngày trước
Leon Ganelin
Leon Ganelin

Goosebumps

6 ngày trước
Jymmy Jams
Jymmy Jams

Best biography yet 🤘

6 ngày trước
AndrewRobbi
AndrewRobbi

Let’s go Volka 🇦🇺🇦🇺

6 ngày trước
mark reynolds
mark reynolds

leagues gt better take downs the wrestling

6 ngày trước
robby garza
robby garza

The moaning wood moberly embarrass because cupcake realistically hang anenst a feeble feigned nail. damaged, silent chef

7 ngày trước
Alan Robinson
Alan Robinson

UFC this title should say “Rugby League”

7 ngày trước
Samuel Lomas
Samuel Lomas

amazing story, great champion

7 ngày trước
Scott Bagan
Scott Bagan

Imagine if this dude was 6 inches taller he'd be the best fighter in world he's he's that killer strength genes

7 ngày trước
Des iolle
Des iolle

junkyard dog...go Volk

7 ngày trước
Jojo Wee
Jojo Wee

So much more respect for Volkanavski now

7 ngày trước
Joshua The one
Joshua The one

Boring

7 ngày trước
Luke Worch
Luke Worch

Rugby is one of the best sports on the entire planet. Will take that to my grave

7 ngày trước
Ammon Lolo
Ammon Lolo

rugby league

4 ngày trước
alex pace
alex pace

This guy is an absolute stud

7 ngày trước
Tracy Gun'z
Tracy Gun'z

And Still!!!!!

7 ngày trước
Youness Ouder
Youness Ouder

Such an inspiring story really this guy is so underrated

7 ngày trước
Russ Don
Russ Don

I rekon 1/10 Australians know who Alex is. Really strange he isn’t a household name.

7 ngày trước
banjo32
banjo32

Wait, did Joe Rogan call Max Holloway the greatest featherweight ever? I'm a huge fan of Max, but he surely is below Aldo.

7 ngày trước
jesse barr
jesse barr

the only champion i really follow these days

7 ngày trước
Scholar Of Babylon
Scholar Of Babylon

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.

7 ngày trước
PaganBoris
PaganBoris

Realised handling a egg shaped ball is for pussies. Good on him.

7 ngày trước
Celtic 1888
Celtic 1888

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

7 ngày trước
Rob
Rob

Rugby league*

7 ngày trước
Jamie Goldenseal
Jamie Goldenseal

LEGEND 🔥

7 ngày trước
S K
S K

watch all of the armchair fans start watching Rugby League and trying to figure out WTF is going on

7 ngày trước
Nicky Butt
Nicky Butt

Nothing tough about Wollongong champ. Go to Belfast, Glasgow or New York then you'll see tough.

7 ngày trước
Zoro Pirate hunter
Zoro Pirate hunter

Ummm...come to us....the third world countries then u will see tough 🤣🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ I dunno why u Westerners think....that these places are tough...in middle east and east countries this is nothing !!! 😐

7 ngày trước
HF
HF

why's he a prop but numbered 10

7 ngày trước
Buddy wascish
Buddy wascish

Rugby league is tough sport, this guy was born n bred into the warrior lifestyle

8 ngày trước
D W
D W

Wollongong represent brother!

8 ngày trước
SD78 Smith
SD78 Smith

LOL...he was playing in an amateur suburban feeder league.

8 ngày trước
kez
kez

Now he’s the ufc featherweight champ lol

4 ngày trước
michael richards
michael richards

hes an absolute aussie hero

8 ngày trước
Jon Playle
Jon Playle

Good ole Rugby League 🏉

8 ngày trước
fleshen
fleshen

Yeah Alex mate but League is shit😁😁 says a Union fan who is a bit quick.. Bro you are great good luck from Wales!

8 ngày trước
Shannons Engineering
Shannons Engineering

Well done.

8 ngày trước
King 615
King 615

God he doesnt look like he suppose to be that small at all lol

8 ngày trước
Zaki Chan
Zaki Chan

Max holloway fans are gonna hate this for no reason 😀

8 ngày trước
Paul Bruh
Paul Bruh

Seeing Americans think rugby is the same as rugby league is hilarious 🤣 polar opposites

8 ngày trước
thazritesuka
thazritesuka

Very nice vid but update the title - Rugby League 😚

8 ngày trước
Beej J
Beej J

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

8 ngày trước
Jessica
Jessica

I saw him knocked out 3 bouncers at a Newcastle pub.

8 ngày trước
Hunter Wisnesky
Hunter Wisnesky

It’s not rugby brah, it’s rugby league, get it right fam

8 ngày trước
Cam
Cam

Oh look its the guy who got beaten by Max BLESSED holloway

8 ngày trước
DaViEbh0Y Celtic
DaViEbh0Y Celtic

He must've been eating some amount of anabolic chicken.

8 ngày trước
Matt Dobson
Matt Dobson

Rugby League is not Rugby! Rugby Union is Rugby

8 ngày trước
Benjamin ZAOUI
Benjamin ZAOUI

Why is this guy so unlikable? It's hard to pinpoint. He seems humble, but it comes across as false humility. I'm not sure, but I think that's it.

8 ngày trước

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