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Apparently Volkov has an Engineering degree.

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  1. FedorGOAT Ultimate Fedorist Platinum Member

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    Curious as to what type of engineering. Regardless, that's always cool to see.
     
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    Kinda takes some heat off those 3 losses if you take into consideration the time and energy that had to be going into school at the time.
     
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    He will strike Gane with his long ass vectors
     
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    I remember hearing during a fight that he's a mechanical engineer
     
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    He has engineered his own downfall this time.
     
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    He should fight Shane "the engineer" Carwin
     
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    Ozdrarlier, mate!
    He has a civil engineering degree. He was a pretty prominent figure in the local MMA scene here.

    I can't stress how hard an engineering degree is (electrical and civil). It's basically a physics degree with programming elements (for electrical anyway, I'm not sure about civil). I did an IT degree and I struggled with one math unit in statistical analysis. The math gets exponentially harder from there.

    He's a smart dude, even if he doesn't come across that way.
     
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    Reminds me of John Cholish who used to compete at 155 in the UFC. Graduated from Cornell and is a Senior VP at a crude oil company now (last I checked when we were connected on LinkedIn)
     
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    Yeah you’ve got to be really smart to do electrical engineering, plus most are good looking and great people as well.

    NB: I have an electrical engineering degree obvs
     
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    Came here to say so does Shane "I'm taller than Brock Lesnar only in UFC height" Carwin.
     
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    i think a smart person tend to be a good person. I will root for him.
     
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    Then he should engineer a better fighting style
     
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    I remember Goldie mentioning that Murillo Bustamante has an engineering degree as well. So he is in good company.
     
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    If he was really smart he wouldn't have covered up his cool manta ray tattoo with a stupid samurai
     
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    Totally different realms
    Cholish is a wrestling bro who does some finance stuff trading energy contracts after got plugged into the boys club at a firm thru being good enough to wrestle at Cornell. Definitely pays well and a hyper competitive industry, but it's not built around academic achievement moreso sales and basic math and guys like him landing gigs on Wall Street are honestly a dime-a-dozen among Ivy League sports recruits who don't get scholarships but had pipelines for getting recruited to sell shit on wall st working long hrs.
    Going to a specialized Russian school for a hard-sciences degree having nothing to do with your sporting career is far more intellectually impressive imo.
     
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  19. spannered Real men don't wear belts

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    Ozdrarlier, mate!
    How's life in your mum's basement?

    Joking! Good on you bro. Electrical engineering is probably the hardest degree you can do. Learning low-level programming on top of all the math...it takes a unique brain.

    I'm doing my masters in data analytics and I was an ammy fighter. I can't say I'm good looking with all the face punching, but I get by.

    I'm sure you're making bank with your degree. My industry is crazy competitive.
     
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    That's like 90% of Russians I've met here in the US. I think Russia (and Poland too) has one of the highest rates of engineer graduates as well.
     

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