Video: Alexander Volkanovski shows plans for Abu Dhabi rematch after meeting Islam Makhachev following his fight.


Alexander Volkanovski is willing to go to Abu Dhabi to rematch Islam Makhachev.

At UFC 284, Makhachev went to Volkanovski’s backyard of Perth, Australia, retaining his lightweight title with a competitive decision win over the featherweight champion. In the aftermath, Volkanovski has pushed for a rematch, suggesting that if Makhachev doesn’t want to do it, “we know why,” and on Saturday, Volkanovski released a behind the scenes video of UFC 284, showing the two champions talking about a possible rematch.

“Should it be repeated? Maybe Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi deserves one. My turn to get booed.”

Makhachev is shown with his team agreeing to a match, although they don’t necessarily state that it will happen next. However, they say they are open for a rematch. This interaction took place before Volkanovski’s teammates accused him of cheating.

The UFC has yet to announce what they would like to do next for both men, but Volkanovski does have other business to attend to in the 145-pound division as Yair Rodriguez won the interim featherweight belt at UFC 284. Makhachev has several other lightweight competitors, such as Dustin Poirier and Beneil Dariush.