Alexander Volkanovski’s recent decision to step up and fight for the UFC lightweight title on extremely short notice has been rewarded with a substantial new contract, making him one of the highest-paid fighters in the UFC, second only to Conor McGregor. While many already consider Volkanovski as the top fighter on the UFC roster, his decision to rematch lightweight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 further solidifies his greatness.
Should Volkanovski succeed in his quest to become a two-division champion, he will continue to compete in the lightweight division, defending that title while also holding the UFC featherweight crown. This decision by Volkanovski is a testament to his commitment and courage.
In addition to this, Australian sports fans are in for a treat with one of the most significant weeks in the nation’s history, as both Volkanovski and undefeated Australian boxer Tim Tszyu are set to headline world title events within days of each other. Tszyu will be defending his WBO super welterweight title against American Brian Mendoza on the Gold Coast, adding to the excitement for combat sports enthusiasts in Australia.
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