Undefeated UFC Champion Reveals Himself as New York Yankees Fan

Published 04/13/2022, 8:15 AM EDT
Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; The New York Yankees mob right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees are inarguably the most successful side in Major League Baseball. Not even a shadow of doubt about that. And that is the main reason their fan base is so strong, despite their recent failures in the ballpark.

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Not only among the baseball fraternity, but the Yankees are probably the only MLB team that has a global fan base. Even many popular personalities like LeBron James, Denzel Washington, Tiger Woods, and Kate Hudson are also huge Yankees’ fans.

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Adding to this list, recently, a UFC Champion has also revealed himself as a New York Yankees fan. Though it is not surprising to be a Yankees fan, given the current scenario, probably no one would want to be a Yankee.

Alexander Volkanovski is a huge New York Yankees fan

Recently, Alexander Volkanovski was dominant and completely dismantled The Korean Zombie at UFC 273. And with this victory, his current record stands at 24-1-0. However, after his victory over The Korean Zombie, the Aussie MMA star has taken a break and is spending some quality time outside the octagon.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) Alexander Volkanovski in their featherweight fight during UFC 266 on September 25, 2021, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

With the regular season running in MLB, there cannot be a better place to enjoy, and Volkanovski was in attendance to watch the New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays game on Tuesday. Wearing a Yankees shirt, it was crystal clear that Volkanovski also loves the Pinstripes.

Taking to Instagram, the official UFC account shared a picture of Volkanovski and captioned it as, “The Champ catching a Yankees win after his successful title defense.” Eventually, the Yankees ended up winning the game against a tough Blue Jays side.

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Notably, despite having an average free agency, the Yankees have started the season with a bang. In their opening day game in the Bronx, the Yankees defeated their arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox. While on Tuesday, they also won their game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Now, given their blazing start, it will be interesting to see how far the Yankees will go in the 2022 season.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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