“No One Remembers When We Had Hair” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Hilarious Response to UFC Champ Alexander Volkanovski After His Comments on Bald Heroes in 2021

Published 01/24/2023, 3:40 AM EST

It’s an interesting fact that some of the most famous and successful people in the UFC are bald. From UFC president Dana White to color commentator Joe Rogan, fans see a lot of successful bald heads in the UFC. Furthermore, there are great fighters in the history of the company who have created an identity out of their baldness. Fighters like Anderson Silva, Kamaru Usman, Randy Couture, Anthony Smith, BJ Penn, Tito Ortiz—the list goes on. The current featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, also joined the club in 2021. The audience was not prepared to see this new change in him, and many reacted to his new baldness. However, more than the star’s new look, it was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s hilarious reply to the video of bald Volkanovski that caught the attention.

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‘ESPN MMA’ posted a video of Alex Volkanovski in between his training sessions, where he talks about going bald. He said, “Lockdown, eh? We were locked down at home and could not get to my barber. I just did it myself. Like I said, no one remembers heroes when they had hair. You know what I mean? Who remembers The Rock [from] when he had hair?”


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It is true that no one remembers Johnson with hair; all people remember is his bald look, and The Rock himself agreed with that. This interaction took place back in 2021.


ESPN MMA’s caption said “@alexvolkanovski is following in the footsteps of @therock, @danawhite, and @joerogan with his #UFC266 look.” Johnson gave a hilarious reply to the comment of the Australian Champion. Dwayne Johnson said, “No one remembers when we had hair, brother. Shave it off and keep kickin’ a*s champ!!

As a response to Rock’s hilarious tweet, the UFC fighter commented, “I guess I’ m staying bald!


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No matter bald or not

Bald or not bald, the Australian fighter undoubtedly had a great career as a UFC fighter. Volkanovski and Max Holloway battled hard for the UFC featherweight championship at UFC 245 in 2019. ‘The Great’ had a fantastic day. He triumphed in the fight via a unanimous decision and went on to win several more.


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The fighter is on a long winning streak. Now the audience has to wait and watch to see how the bald fighter will fight against Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 for the lightweight belt.

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. She has been an ardent fan of the UFC since 2018. She is passionate when it comes to writing about the sport and this is evident in her articles.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu