Islam Makhachev-Jibe From Alexander Volkanovski’s Daughter Leaves UFC Fans in Splits – “Wouldn’t Steal Anything Besides…”

Published 02/13/2024, 3:38 AM EST

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Alexander Volkanovski recently shared a light-hearted moment with his daughters. A video clip went viral of the featherweight champion, revealing a moment wherein seemingly his daughter was afraid Islam Makhachev would break into their house. This revelation prompted the fans to share some humorous reactions on social media.

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Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev fought twice in 2023. Although the first fight was a close one, the second fight was a brief one. Volkanovski took the fight against Makhachev on 10 days’ notice, leading him to lose via knockout in the first round at UFC 294. Given that they had seen their father fight the Dagestani native, his daughters’ fear of Makhachev made for an amusing moment. Let’s dive into all that happened.

Alexander Volkanovski revealed his daughter’s fear of Islam Makhachev

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In a recent video clip, Alexander Vokanovski was seen traveling with some friends when he revealed a fear that his daughters had. He mentioned that they always try to avoid doing certain things in the house by making up excuses. Volkanovski said, They always try to stay away. ‘Go on and turn it on. My belly hurts,’ and all, you know…’I’m scared.'”

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The featherweight champion could not understand why his daughters were so scared, and after asking them about it, they mentioned their fear of someone breaking into their house, especially his former rival and reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev breaking into their house, leading ‘The Great’ to break down laughing.

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“I’m like, ‘What are you scared about?’ [She’s like], ‘What if someone breaks in? I might die’… She says, ‘What if it’s Islam Makhachev?’ I started laughing,” added the 145-pound champion. It wasn’t just Volkanovski who had a laugh when his daughters talked about Islam Makhachev. The fans also shared some hilarious reactions on social media.

Fans amused by Volkanovski’s revelation

The fans were impressed with Alexander Volkanovski’s sense of humor. By bringing Islam Makhachev into the mix, they mentioned that the featherweight champion’s daughter totally took him by surprise. Nevertheless, the fans believe that the experience was a heartwarming one.

“Great sense of humor”

“His daughter caught him off guard”

“This is a wholesome lol”

 

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Meanwhile, some fans decided to have some fun with what Alexander Volkanovski’s daughter had to say about Islam Makhachev. They claimed that the lightweight champion would only steal the first match against ‘The Great’, which many people believe to be his toughest fight. They also mentioned that his daughter need not worry because it would be a short-notice fight.

“Islam wouldn’t steal anything besides the first fight.”

“Short notice fight don’t worry honey”

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Some fans questioned Volkanovski’s lifestyle and claimed that if he had made certain changes in that aspect, he could have been a much better fighter than he already is. On the other hand, one fan expressed concern regarding what the Aussie champion’s daughter had to say.

“If volk didn’t drink alcohol he would’ve be better fighter”

“that’s the most messed up way your kid could tell you that you can’t protect them.”

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While Islam Makhachev is in the past now, Alexander Volkanovski now has to focus on the task at hand – facing Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. We are days away from his sixth title defense, and he would hope to add another achievement to his resume. Meanwhile, Topuria is also razor-focussed on getting the title with an impressive undefeated streak. We will have to wait until February 17 to see who comes out on top.

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