Alexander Volkov has spoken out on his UFC on ESPN 11 reduction to Curtis Blaydes.
Volkov and Blaydes collided this past Saturday evening (June 20). The bout went the length and in the finish, it was cleared that Volkov had no solutions for Blaydes’ wrestling. Volkov had his times as Blaydes light but it was not sufficient and he dropped the bout by using unanimous decision.
Alexander Volkov Addresses Defeat To Curtis Blaydes
Volkov hopped on his Instagram account and created it crystal clear that he options to get back on the horse (via Google Translate).
“Never give up! Thank you all for your assistance! Distinct issues take place in our get the job done, but I’m not just one of these who like to justify by themselves. Some thing was more than enough, something was not plenty of. Combat is a combat, I gave all my power and triggered the highest hurt to my opponent. The stakes are usually large, but not normally all the things is in our favor. Many thanks to those all over. Let us struggle for the glory!”
With the decline, Volkov’s file drops to 31-8. He has now absent 1-2 in his last 3 outings. It’s a hard crack for Volkov, who was using a six-fight successful streak in advance of Oct. 2018. A earn would’ve been massive for Volkov as he was the seventh-rated UFC heavyweight heading into his bout with the quantity three-ranked Blaydes.
Blaydes now finds himself driving a 4-struggle winning streak. In that span, he’s beaten Volkov, Junior dos Santos, Shamil Abdurakhimov, and Justin Willis. Even though Blaydes feels a title shot is in purchase, Francis Ngannou is forward of him on the pecking purchase. There is also the difficulty of Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier III staying booked for August. There’s a fantastic prospect Blaydes will require at minimum just one extra win to obtain a UFC heavyweight title possibility.