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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  • Aussie AUssie Aussie

    Brackish LAMBBrackish LAMBPrieš 7 minučių
  • 5:42 all the big guys that act hard & try to be tuff all look like this guy and come out in that same stance 😂 hands down shuffling there feet

    Kota LzKota LzPrieš 17 minučių
  • Yeah the Top Pub!! 🍻

    That Kayak FishoThat Kayak FishoPrieš val
  • Who has better cardio than him?

    __Prieš val
  • Rugby is the greatest sport on earth

    Nick SchumanNick SchumanPrieš val
  • Jaime this man appears to be 9000 pounds

    Artyom VolchenkovArtyom VolchenkovPrieš val
  • Man of the match... such a perfect description of an MVP.

    Julien BoisvertJulien BoisvertPrieš val
  • ““I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.” -JESUS ‭‭John‬ ‭15:1-3‬

  • He beat Darren Elkins, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway TWICE. That’s hell of impressive. If beats Ortega, his next opponent after that should be the winner of Max and Giga (assuming they make the fight for the number 1 contender position.

    LDizzleLDizzlePrieš 2 val
  • FAKE CHAMP #maxwon

    AdonisAdonisPrieš 3 val
  • The Australian Wolverine.

    Bob LoerakkerBob LoerakkerPrieš 3 val
  • Aint no takedowm like that first row rugby take down. What a combination on sports

    nuno oliveiranuno oliveiraPrieš 3 val
  • 6:10 his opponent looks a lot like chito Vera

    Big boi 18Big boi 18Prieš 4 val
  • outclassed a guy like max twice. Keep hatin guys like alex and usman, they don't need you.

    KhanKhanPrieš 4 val
  • Absolute unit.

    TexasBjjCartelTexasBjjCartelPrieš 5 val
  • Rugby and mma ❣️

    A LekayA LekayPrieš 5 val
  • f**** he is a decent sprinter too.

    Benson RapscallionBenson RapscallionPrieš 6 val
  • He's a beast but I still think Holloway quite clearly beat him in the second fight.....

    AletheAceAletheAcePrieš 7 val
  • It’s called RUGBY LEAGUE

    GoochyGoochyPrieš 7 val
  • This is great stuff

    Fraser AllenFraser AllenPrieš 7 val
  • Fake champ

    Rontube4Rontube4Prieš 8 val
  • 10 seconds in and I’m already bored

    Jorge MuskJorge MuskPrieš 9 val
  • yo what a fucking champ for real. the story doesn't get any better./

    rys.rys.Prieš 9 val
  • People don’t realise how great of a legend this guy will end up being.

    Karl FergusonKarl FergusonPrieš 9 val
  • I never knew. Great fighter doc

    Shroom healthShroom healthPrieš 9 val
  • Alexander Volkanovski is a tough fighter he will be dominant in this upcoming Ortega fight, That fight against Max Holloway still hits to this day 👍

    Everett WashingtonEverett WashingtonPrieš 9 val
  • Funny how max beat these two and still got robbed of his title

    daddysfatsausage  inyourbumbumsdaddysfatsausage inyourbumbumsPrieš 9 val
  • Fuck yes Volk! Aussie proud

    Uncle GeezerUncle GeezerPrieš 10 val
  • Every Macedonian from the Wollongong areas has a grandparent that worked at that Steelworks factory haha

    dijiidijiiPrieš 10 val
  • 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 OI, OI, OI!!!

    86LARRIKIN86LARRIKINPrieš 11 val
  • Gun!

    Dion-Michael MahiaDion-Michael MahiaPrieš 11 val
  • Starting Prop Forwards usually weigh 225-265. The vast majority are over 6', some as tall as 6'7". Some of the best props in the game are 6'5", 265lb yet can cover 100m in around 12 seconds. Volk didnt play at that very top level but he did go head to head with that kind of monster. RL is a collision sport, it often gets edgy and fights break out...we call it 'the biff'. You can see why featherweights hold no fear for him. The guy has been fighting monsters since he was a kid.

    Mark HeywoodMark HeywoodPrieš 12 val
  • Dear UFC Us Australians are about to enter the third month of the harshest lockdown. Most poeple out of work for 3 months. Help a country out and let us watch our own Alex Volkanovski on free to air tv. You will win a whole entire fan base.

    One Man & His White boardOne Man & His White boardPrieš 12 val
  • Volk, Izzy, Hooker, Whittaker its a great time for Australia and New Zealand MMA

    MediogreMediogrePrieš 12 val
  • Went from 214 pounds to 145, now that is putting in the work

    BYV BasserBYV BasserPrieš 12 val
  • One of the physically fittest fighters, strong as an ox but has the output to match Holloway. Dangerous

    KpKpPrieš 12 val
  • Karn u fukn Aussie legend !! Show em all brother

    lalas looking Perthlalas looking PerthPrieš 13 val
  • Beast

    p00kip00kiPrieš 13 val
  • This belt not leaving the Illawarra anytime soon

    RiellyRiellyPrieš 14 val
  • I never knew he used to play rugby

    Hoani RutledgeHoani RutledgePrieš 14 val
  • Legend

    Richard FarmerRichard FarmerPrieš 14 val
  • Rugby League

    Michael AMichael APrieš 14 val
  • Should've chucked a Steelers jersey on him at the end walking through win stadium

    yo mommayo mommaPrieš 14 val
  • chur from nz m8 #ANZAC

    Pillmans 1998 title runPillmans 1998 title runPrieš 15 val
  • Never interested in any type of content about Volka, cause he's too salty.

    YNWA AIYYNWA AIYPrieš 16 val
  • Does he have his shirt inside out

    Mini bike GoatMini bike GoatPrieš 16 val
  • Used to not really like volk cause I’m a super biast max fan but volk is the man and I’m a huge fan now, I hope he beats Ortega

    PotatoNinja145PotatoNinja145Prieš 16 val
  • Ortega TKO

    Alexander GriffithAlexander GriffithPrieš 17 val
  • What about your Nazi government?

    Illuminati KillerIlluminati KillerPrieš 17 val
  • Back when volkanovski weighed a quarter of a million pounds.

    kylekylePrieš 17 val
  • RIP Ortega

    Rigging & Crane TipsRigging & Crane TipsPrieš 17 val
  • When I was working in northwest aus in the mines I almost had full on punch ups with blokes that would claim AFL is tougher than league. league is for big hard bastards . Hard hit vicious game mate, you killing it Alex ! Til the end brother !#straya

    Born2 LoseBorn2 LosePrieš 18 val
  • Sandy Volk is the very best in the biz.

    Julian PapinJulian PapinPrieš 18 val
  • Wannabe bogan …

    eeiko321eeiko321Prieš 18 val
  • for reference, Tai Tuivasa was also a rugby league prop

    10NA8910NA89Prieš 18 val
  • Let’s be honest he lost his last fight he should be fighting max I hope he beats brains ass tho #overgrownMidget

    Rya NRya NPrieš 18 val
  • So weird how he has the face of a man and the body of a boy

    Duke NukemDuke NukemPrieš 18 val
  • Jordan milada he just got an extension 64 million went to the NFL after rugby

    Mikey BigfootMikey BigfootPrieš 18 val
  • That's Rugby League, thank you very much.

    dakapaynedakapaynePrieš 19 val
  • Can't believe this guy was front row in Rugby League 😲😲 that's freakin crazy.!! No wonder he's a weapon

    Moari4lyfe1 ZeeMoari4lyfe1 ZeePrieš 19 val
  • Rugby league*** let's please get it right

    Alex FisherAlex FisherPrieš 20 val
  • He never beat Max

    AivariohaAivariohaPrieš 20 val
  • Crazy cause only real knew of him night he beat Holloway and remember that weird scene after of guard trying to pull that dude in back from being in photo. It's just insane how long his story was being told, but us casuals only get to experience such short bit of it.

    Figgy NewtonFiggy NewtonPrieš 21 val
  • "Pay per views!!!" - Alex Volkanovski via Mojahed

    DipenDipenPrieš 22 val
  • 🐐

    James .VadalaJames .VadalaPrieš 22 val
  • I thought he lost against max Holloway but I’m not the judge

    Chema MokayChema MokayPrieš 22 val
  • Why is no one mentioning this is an old video...

    Efe YılmazEfe YılmazPrieš 23 val
  • Fuck, I love this guy

    Peter BurtonPeter BurtonPrieš 23 val
  • Volky makes my manlet heart swell with pride

    Julius EvolaJulius EvolaPrieš 23 val
  • i love getting to know fighters better

    outerworld100outerworld100Prieš 23 val
  • Warilla Gorillas, what a great name

    A-Camp *A-Camp *Prieš dieną
  • Great Respect to this guy.

    Sagar PuriSagar PuriPrieš dieną
  • The Max fights are hard to call but without a doubt Alex is that champion breed

    unknownunknownPrieš dieną
  • Win or lose, this guy's an absolute animal. And seems like a nice bloke at the same time.

    ewearpelewearpelPrieš dieną
  • Rugby is like American football without all the bullshit gear

    Matthew NeuferMatthew NeuferPrieš dieną
  • If Alexander wins 20 streak record wins 10-0 in ufc goat status for sure

    Džonas WickasDžonas WickasPrieš dieną
  • Rugby players are different breed, not American football but Rugby... next level monsters

    kritty CROkritty CROPrieš dieną
  • If you Google underrated and underappreciated the first thing that should pop up is Alex Volkanovski

    Martin SunMartin SunPrieš dieną
  • Started late but found his way to the top! Very inspiring.

    Ashwin ShriyanAshwin ShriyanPrieš dieną
  • If you know rugby you'll know his size is too small to play front row. What a beast.

    Mumen_RiderMumen_RiderPrieš dieną
  • This is crazy. good stuff.

    Mario Vitor LauandeMario Vitor LauandePrieš dieną
  • The guy has his shirt worn inside out and does not care...True champ

    IlyaIlyaPrieš dieną
  • Great guy but never won that second fight with Max

    Ralph AllenRalph AllenPrieš dieną
  • The Mercenary old school Brutal Martial Arts action now on vod and Amazon prime starring a former 2 REP French Foreign Legion Sniper MARCH OR DIE .................

    D LegionnaireD LegionnairePrieš dieną
  • Dana does’nt let them to show the tittle defense.... He was pist off because knew Max won

    Me BullaMe BullaPrieš dieną
  • Actual Thorin Oakenshield

    M ChM ChPrieš dieną
  • Some people are just build different Bro….. volk is one of those people 🙌🏽

  • Close fights are that. Close fights which could've gone either way. It does not discount Volk as a champion, but marks him as a warrior who pulled through and won. Max is great in his own right too. Repeat after me, close fights are NOT robberies.

    Ganesh AshwinGanesh AshwinPrieš dieną
  • Born different. Just like Ciryl Gane.

    Wild billWild billPrieš dieną
  • I’m so sick of hearing this guy used to be a rugby player. Like cool bro Jesus Christ. Nobody cares about this dude being champ

    John MickJohn MickPrieš dieną
  • Alexander truly earned his way to the top . He’s always been athletic , discovered mma in a pure way . He’s been in all different weights , perfected all the fighting arts and fought his way to the top . He deserves that shit

    HENRYHENRYPrieš dieną
  • It tells you allot about how much weight fighters cut when a guy who weighs 97kg felt he was too small to fight at lightweight.

    Jacko FlackoJacko FlackoPrieš dieną
  • Hands down the most underrated fighter in the ufc ☝🏼

    Sinner7TSinner7TPrieš dieną
  • Crazy how he started at age 22 and is champ. I’m 20 and I’m just starting MMA, i will be champ Flyweight champ one day.

    WininApheWininAphePrieš dieną
  • If the homicidal hobbit beats Ortega, no idea who’ll knock him off the top

    Mike OxlongMike OxlongPrieš dieną
  • Volk is the Best Australian MMA fighter, Whittaker 2nd, BamBam Touivasa 3rd. The reaper is getting back to his best and wants the Izzy rematch. BamBam has a lot more improvement left, will be top 5 in the next few years.

    CZeeCZeePrieš dieną
  • Halloway won🖕

    Aryan PandeyAryan PandeyPrieš dieną
  • Ortega gonna get smashed. Pretty boy

    ClarkyClarkyPrieš dieną
  • “Guess I wanna stay in shape so I’ll train.”… about a natural. His rugby played a huge part in his style. A Bull with well rounded MMA. He won’t lose.

    AdamBombDonAdamBombDonPrieš dieną