Alexander Volkanovski Has a Painful Diet For the Islam Makhachev Fight

By: Alok Nayak Image credit: UFC

The UFC featherweight champion and the P4P no 1 fighter, Alexander Volkanovski is moving up to face Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev has proved that he is the best lightweight in the world right now after his win over Charles Oliveira.

Even though Volkanovski vs Makhachev is a superfight in UFC fans are not too hyped about it because of the size difference.

Islam Makhachev is a huge lightweight and Alexander Volkanovski often looks small compared to his opponents in the featherweight division.

However, Volkanovski is putting in a lot of effort to bulk up before he fights Islam Makhachev for the title next year.

"I'm eating over 4,000 calories a day which is hard - I never thought I'd complain about eating too much food,"- Volkanovski said during the UFC 281 presser

"I want to be the champ champ. I think I deserve it, it's fired me right up. It's a challenge yeah, but that's what excites me."- Volk continued

Even though Islam Makhachev will be a huge favorite to win this matchup it would be stupidity to count out arguably the greatest featherweight of all time.

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