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Discussion on: Beating The Best with Alexander Volkanovski

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Gerry

Thank you for posting this, it’s such a good write up. Just reading this post has motivated me into another watch of the main event this evening, I think i’ll watch it differently now.

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Ollie Gadd Author

I got intimidated after watching it the first time to be honest. I found it tricky to figure out why Max just couldn't get going but after a while of pausing all the exchanges and really taking some time I think I managed to get down what Volk was actually doing to break Holloway's rhythm

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Ollie Gadd Author

Also really appreciate that bro! Very proud of this one and it's great to be able to get people to rewatch it with what I've said in mind. Shows that I'm writing something worth saying

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Lee

I’ll comment on this a bit later, it’s a superb post but just wanted to pop by and say that Dana would be proud of you pushing up those rewatches 😎 you’ll be getting PPV points next 😂

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Lee

Agree, i’ve rewatched it again based on this post and I can’t get over the confidence Volkanovski shows early on, like there is zero chance of Max getting anywhere near him. Even when he’s talking to him during one of the first big exchanges.

An absolute masterpiece from Volkanovski, I feel like the best is yet to come and a match up against Charles is mouth watering…

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Ollie Gadd Author

It really does feel like him and his team know Max inside and out after spending 50 minutes in the cage with him and having a decade of footage to study.

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Lee

Yeah totally, I heard similar comments ref Adesayna, sooo much footage to study of him now..

There’s something about Alex.. there’s something different about his durability and cardio. It’s weird, I can’t quite put my finger on it, like it’s almost at fantasy athlete level. Never seen him hurt, never seen him tired, never seen him look vulnerable. Imagine facing that for 5 rounds.

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Ollie Gadd Author

See I feel a little bit differently there, because he got dropped by Mendes and Max and almost choked out by Ortega. For me it's his constant ability to adapt in the fire. You do see these little flashes of weakness but it's his ability to overcome them almost instantly that puts him a level above for me

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Lee

He's seems like a different fighter now though, his game has levelled up so much since those fights, like from 10 - 1000.

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Ollie Gadd Author

Yeah I feel like he started his career as a bit of a wrestler with a right hand and then over time developed a technical game but wasn't as confident in loading up. He's put them both together since Max II and has looked pretty unstoppable apart from that moment in the Ortega fight. Max had some good adjustments in the trilogy and still Volkanovksi looked unbothered and ahead

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Lee

It's interesting watching the Mendes fight again, like to cloned fighters going at it.

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Ollie Gadd Author

Yeah they really are, they're so similar at that point