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Media Alex Volkanaski talks about being 240 lbs and playing Rugby

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  1. Mesos Black Belt

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    Does anyone know how good of a rugby player Alex was? Was he pro level? Based off the video its pretty impressive to see him being so undersized but being able to hang with way bigger dudes. Those 240 lbs he put on really evened things up
     
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    He says he was 214. That accent Sherbro.
     
  3. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    he's the closest to A-level athlete we ever see...unless he gasses out, I think he decisions Ortega...
     
  4. Get To Da Choppa Black Belt

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    This is what he looked like during his rugby days. The proportion was truly Joe Rogan-esque
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    yep lol, I just like saying cuz its funny. For a while some people believed it. Even then though 214 for a guy Alex size is a ton of mass very impressive
     
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  7. Kinku Brown Belt

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    Think in the last Contender series Bisping mention Rugby is a good entry sport for MMA. Since the tackles are similar to double leg take downs.
     
  8. Doughie99 Silver Belt

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    that's a good video.
    It's interesting to see the towns and lifestyle where these Champs grew up.

    I've been to Wollongong, years ago. It's pretty ocka.
     
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    Had him winning both fights with Max, the 2nd one being crazy because Max looked like he had it after 2 rounds.

    Interesting fight with Ortega
     
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    214 pounds at 5'6 is rare.
     
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    And you disgusting people give Conor, a natural welterweight, so much shit for having fought at Featherweight!
    Meanwhile this man is a natural heavyweight.
     
  12. Espresso @Terrorist Rat Led BathtubBrothers #DefendorVacate

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    Damn. Volk is a beast.
    I miss those wild overhands for sure
     
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    Don't judge a book by its cover. Sometimes what they lack in size they make up in fast twitch and explosiveness.
     
  14. jarj Orange Belt

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    He may have been 214 at one time playing rugby, but there's no way he's 214 in that pic as short as he is.
     
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    Him and Olivera had a similar career path. Debuted at 170, dropped 155, dropped to 145. Crazy
     
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    Not natural lol. He bulked up for Rugby. He's about Conor's size weight wise. Probably smaller these days
     
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    He looks ridiculous but he doesn't look fat
    Dude was probably stupid strong that's massive for his height
     
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