Daniel Cormier: Alexander Volkanovski challenge big to Islam Makhachev, but he won’t be undersized

Alexander Volkanovski Islam Makhachev
Alexander Volkanovski Islam Makhachev

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Daniel Cormier said that Alexander Volkanovski is big challenge to Islam Makhachev, but he won’t be undersized. When he challenges lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) hopes to accomplish a similar feat.

One of the few champion-champs in UFC history, Daniel Cormier’s perspective is unquestionably valuable.

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When Cormier switched to heavyweight in 2018, the then-light heavyweight champion defeated Stipe Miocic to win a second championship. When he challenges lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) at UFC 284 in Perth, Australia, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) hopes to accomplish a similar feat.

Due to their affiliation with American Kickboxing Academy, Cormier has both personal and professional links with Makhachev, but he believes Volkanovski shouldn’t be written off just because of his size.

The guy is going to be a little heavier, but Volkanovski did not look small in the octagon when he walked in there to challenge Islam,” Cormier told reporters at a news conference Tuesday.

“He’s shorter, and it may be an illusion, because Islam is at weight and in shape, and Volkanovski isn’t. He’s out of camp looking a little bigger. He made weight, though, didn’t he? Didn’t he make weight? He still didn’t look small, so he’s not going to be undersized.

“This dude has more talent and more skill than anyone. This challenge he is undertaking is as big as anything that anyone in the UFC has tried to accomplish in terms of trying to become the double champion. It’ll be tough, but I think both of these guys will make for a fantastic fight.”

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