Volkanovski can make a serious title run.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Scyther, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Scyther

    Scyther Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    7,277
    Likes Received:
    4,070
    Based on what I saw tonight the guy seems to be a strong wrestler with really good cardio. On top of that he has pretty good hands and defense. He also had great spinning attacks similar to Jones with his opponent against the cage, he hit Hirota with 3 spinning back elbows off the cage.

    I haven't watched many MMA events as I used to back in the day but that performance was impressive. I think in the long run Volkanovski can make some waves at the 145lb division.
     
  2. Kumason

    Kumason MMA freak!

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8,312
    Likes Received:
    5,571
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Stopped reading after really good cardio C'MON man lol.Guys a beast,been watching him for idk 3 or 4 years maybe.He needs to work on a few things,especially his cardio.He can make some waves for sure.
     
  3. Fartler

    Fartler Green Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    I think you might be fooled at the level of fighter he was fighting. He has a long way to go.
     
  4. Scyther

    Scyther Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    7,277
    Likes Received:
    4,070
    I'm not too familiar with him did he gas out in a lot of his past fights?
     
  5. KhabibTheBeagle

    KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    12,298
    Likes Received:
    13,666
    He's not ready for the big boys yet, but he's looking like a solid prospect with an impressive 15-1 record.
     
  6. Scyther

    Scyther Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    7,277
    Likes Received:
    4,070
    Hirota is a solid veteran fighter who's fought a decent amount of veteran fighters.
     
    spinitch likes this.
  7. jonnyboy316

    jonnyboy316 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    828
    Likes Received:
    553
    I have been keeping an eye on him for a while since seeing him on the Tiger Muay Thai trials where he won a scholarship. I think he can be a good addition to the top 15 but not ready for the elite yet. Perhaps someone like Arnold Allen next.
     
    Scyther likes this.
  8. Burning Hammer

    Burning Hammer Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2015
    Messages:
    3,368
    Likes Received:
    3,048
    A dude who's held gold in almost every promotion he's fought, Hirota is some can though right? :rolleyes:
     
    Scyther likes this.
  9. Gloansy

    Gloansy Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    270
    Houston Alexander Volkanovski is Fo Real!!
     
    hogwash, JkMMA and BjPenn2017 like this.
  10. BjPenn2017

    BjPenn2017 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    7,720
    Likes Received:
    15,123
    He looks pretty good but let's not forget his only two fights were Japanese fighters and historically they've pretty much looked like cans in the ufc outside of the odd one here and there
     
  11. Changeisinevitable

    Changeisinevitable Deoxyribose

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    436
    Too one dimensional. He's like a poor mans Chad Mendez.... and this is coming from an Aussie who wants any fighter from Aus to do well.

    I rekon he'll give anyone below the elite a tough run but will never be a top 3 fighter.

    Would love to be wrong though.
     
  12. MarloStanfield

    MarloStanfield The Wild Colonial Boy

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    15,190
    Likes Received:
    14,400
    Location:
    K-hole
    you are spot on mate, im a bit better than you cause i called it when he was fighting in the AFC in OZ, these goofs here are clueless
     
    Scyther likes this.
  13. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    28,547
    Likes Received:
    6,433
    Location:
    Twerkmenistan
    Nah. Not in the slightest. Good performance and a solid win but I don't know what he actually does well - he just seems reasonably well-rounded, that's about it. Not excellent anywhere.
     
  14. Koulatich FS

    Koulatich FS Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Left me wanting to see more for sure
     
    Scyther likes this.
  15. Fartler

    Fartler Green Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Well, when your best win is over a 2016 Cole Miller, you aren't anywhere close to the top. He is a tough guy but.... yeah.
     
  16. DarkneT

    DarkneT Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    20,522
    Likes Received:
    36,882
    Location:
    Lancashire England
    Mhmm Hirota is decent but he's not someone to measure a career against at this point
     
  17. SuperDiazBros

    SuperDiazBros the jiggiest

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,721
    Likes Received:
    236
    per request: feed him the bad boys.
     
  18. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    22,254
    Likes Received:
    17,353
    Extremely unlikely. 145 is a shark tank, and volkanovski hasn't proven anything.
     
  19. Ham Socks

    Ham Socks Professional Fighter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    6,609
    Likes Received:
    6,350
    Volk is part of the flat earth revolution.


    Respect
     
    Scyther likes this.
  20. Treeloy

    Treeloy Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2017
    Messages:
    2,331
    Likes Received:
    3,465
    He's good no doubt about it. Looking forward to see if he will crack the top 10
     
    Scyther likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.