The UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is almost a week away from making one more title defense. This time, it’s against a mentally strong contender (Ilia Topuria) who, in his mind, has already become the new champion.
His confidence and self-belief are reflected on his Instagram profile bio, where he has written “@UFC World Champion”. Ilia Topuria is currently undefeated with a professional MMA record of 14-0; Alexander Volkanovski is waiting to snatch that ‘0’ out of his record and wants Topuria to make the updated changes on his bio.
It's confidence vs experience; it will be fascinating to see whose hand gets raised on 17th February.
Alexander Volkanovski on Ilia Topuria’s Instagram bio
Recently on FREESTYLE BENDER, Alexander Volkanovski shared his thoughts on Ilia Topuria’s Instagram bio and explained how he looks forward to changing it.
“He’s undefeated, he’s talking, you know what I mean, and people are just laughing it up,” Volkanovski said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “For me, I get to play the experienced champion, and I’m just going to humble the dude.
So for me, I’m like, time will tell. The next press conference, in a couple of days, your words are going to be much different. Someone is going to have to go onto their bio on Instagram and change it, literally themselves.
What a humbling experience that will be, and I’m going to make sure – I don’t want the manager or the trainers or his wife doing it. I want him personally to change that to 14-1 and ‘contender’ or whatever it is”.
Alexander Volkanovski on Ilia Topuria’s confidence
“I’m glad he’s in this position, so I’m fine with that, but now he’s acting like he’s the champion, and he thinks he’s already a superstar, but that will change on Feb.
17. He will have a rude shock. He’s going to have to eat a big humble pie, and I get to do that. This is perfect for my story line”.