Alex Volkanovski asked Islam Makhachev for a rematch in Abu Dhabi

Alex Volkanovski asked Islam Makhachev for a rematch in Abu Dhabi

Before publicly accusing Islam Makhachev of violating anti-doping rules, and the judges of misjudging, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, went in person to congratulate the Russian on his victory and agree on a rematch with him.

The Australian published the corresponding video on his Youtube channel.

Makhachev: “Short but strong”

Volkanovski: “Do it again?”

Makhachev: “Of course”

Volkanovski: “Maybe in Abu Dhabi?”

Makhachev: “Yes”

Volkanovski: You deserve it. My turn to be booed”

Volkanovski: “So, do we do a rematch?”

Makhachev: Yes. Why not?”

Manager: “In Abu Dhabi”

Volkanovski: Yes, Abu Dhabi. It will be fair”

Shortly after this meeting, Volkanovski announced that he had not lost the fight, and also, along with his teammate Dan Hooker, accused the Russian of using droppers with saline to recover from the weight race, which violates UFC anti-doping rules.

In response, the Russian team called these accusations nonsense, and the current UFC lightweight champion called on the Athletic Commission and the organization to look into the situation and punish Volkanovski and Hooker for defamation.

Recall that the title fight between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski, in which the Russian defended the UFC lightweight championship belt, led the UFC 284 tournament in Perth and ended with the defeat of the Australian by unanimous decision.