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The former UFC welterweight champion is instead looking forward to training even harder after he competes inside the octagon for the final time against Niko Price on the UFC 290 card Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
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Back in 2018, the former UFC welterweight champion found himself in the headlines for more than just his induction into the prestigious UFC Hall-of-Fame. A strange incident occurred the night before the ceremony at a Las Vegas restaurant where Serra and his family were dining. A drunken man approached him and threatened to attack the UFC veteran.
I’ve got nothing but respect for Yair. He’s a dangerous opponent. And that’s what I want,” Volkanovski (25-2) told media outlets including Cageside Press on Wednesday. “But I just want to show everyone why I’m the top of the featherweight division— and really show my skill set.
Anik isn’t sure if the UFC will agree with him due to Hunt’s differences with the promotion. Hunt filed a lawsuit against the UFC in January 2017, claiming the company knew Brock Lesnar was taking performance-enhancing drugs prior to their July 2016 fight. Lesnar won, but the decision was overturned when he failed a drug test. In 2019, the state of Nevada ruled in the UFC’s favor on all counts.
In the main event, UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (25-2) returns to the 145-pound ranks to face interim champion Yair Rodriguez (16-3) in a winner-take-all champion vs. champion main event. Volkanovski aims to reaffirm his position as the best featherweight in the world.
He remains unbeaten in his UFC featherweight career, securing 10-consecutive victories, with his last five being championship contests, including his last division bout at International Fight Week last year. A former winner on the UFC reality-series The Ultimate Fighter, Rodriguez claimed the interim title with a dynamic second-round submission win over Josh Emmett earlier this year and is looking to bring his unique attacks and unpredictable approach to reign atop the featherweight ladder.
I m going to be around,” he said. “This sport has given so much to me. The reason I’ve been able to stay around so long is because of all the people who have helped me, so I’m going to be around to give back. That’s what I think the sport is all about.