Alexander Volkov is without doubt one of the most harmful strikers within the historical past of the Final Combating Championship. With an imposing top of 6 ft seven inches, this Russian fighter is unstoppable within the octagon. The 31-year-old holds a proud record of 32-8-0 within the UFC. At present at quantity 6 within the UFC Heavyweight rankings, the fighter is able to additional transferring up the rankings within the close to future.
‘Drago’ just lately fought Walt Harris final weekend in probably the most thrilling matches of the yr, held on the Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi. The Russian tore aside his opponent and completed him on the bottom. Aside from marking his victory at UFC 254, the striker additionally gained media consideration when he sported the massive gigantic tattoo on his again.
Alexander Volkov speaks about his tattoo
The Russian confirmed that he obtained the tattoo finished in simply two weeks, following his loss towards Curtis Blaydes. Since he had a coaching camp to attend for his preparation for UFC 254, the fighter couldn’t spend a lot time at a tattoo parlor. So as an alternative of ready, the fighter determined to get this finished earlier than his huge battle.
The Russian said, “We did it actually fast as a result of I instructed the tattoo artist that I would like this very fast – one or two weeks. And we did it in two weeks,” Volkov mentioned on the UFC 254 post-fight press convention. “It was actually painful, it was (expletive) painful. He did say, ‘You need to do that? You’re positive?’ And I mentioned, ‘I’m positive. I don’t have time. I simply must go to camp for my first time.’ So he mentioned, ‘OK – two weeks.’”
Drago’s phrases on the ache he went by means of
The Russian fighter acknowledged that getting this tattoo finished was very painful. He may have gotten the tattoo accomplished both after his battle or approach earlier than his UFC 254 matchup. Nevertheless, the striker’s thoughts works in an unconventional approach.
“On daily basis, he was making a tattoo and it was so painful,” Volkov mentioned. “First, for 5 days it was OK as a result of it takes all day. However the subsequent week was actually horrible. I used to be whining and crying, however I needed to complete this. I needed to go to my subsequent battle with a full-made tattoo. Nevertheless it was a very laborious problem in my life. I don’t need to do tattoo extra.”
“My thoughts, I don’t like something that’s not completed,” Volkov mentioned. “I like that every part is completed. For me, it’s dangerous to go to the fights and have a tattoo (not finished). I simply needed to complete every part and go to the camp. So this says one thing about me and my thoughts.”
Alexander Volkov is unquestionably one of many best MMA fighters on the market in UFC. The younger and vibrant Russian has a protracted strategy to go in his UFC profession, and he’s all set to make his legacy contained in the octagon.
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