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Discussion on: Beating The Best with Alexander Volkanovski

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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