Talking on his YouTube channel, present featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski paid tribute to the featherweight “G.O.A.T.” Jose Aldo, stating:
“I nonetheless have him because the featherweight G.O.A.T. simply because what he is accomplished for the game. So many defenses and stuff like that. I am coming for that standing. I will be sincere, I am coming for it, however yeah, he is bought it. He is the primary – he introduced a number of us into the game. I nonetheless bear in mind watching him earlier than I even began and he was nonetheless aggressive until now, nonetheless proper on the prime, loopy legacy.”
‘The Nice’ continued by including:
“Loads of occasions I consider what number of occasions folks thought he was accomplished and dusted. He would have a loss after which come again and kick a** once more and nonetheless look simply as quick as ever. The explanation why everybody loves him a lot is he is gifted, very technical, expert, however he is very respectful. A real martial artist is what he’s, a real martial artist. Superb skillfully, technically, explosive, very respectful so a real martial artist and I believe that is why lots of people at all times give him a lot respect.”
As nice as Alexander Volkanovski has been, he believes that he nonetheless hasn’t caught Jose Aldo as the best featherweight of all-time. He not too long ago shared related sentiments on Twitter when congratulating Aldo on his retirement.
Watch Alexander Volkanovski’s full tribute to Jose Aldo beneath:
Can Alexander Volkanovski catch Jose Aldo because the featherweight G.O.A.T.?
As surprising as it could be, Alexander Volkanovski is barely three title defenses away from tying Jose Aldo’s UFC featherweight file of seven title defenses. Volkanovski shared that he’s seeking to compete for the light-weight championship, so it stays to be seen if he’ll place his fifth title protection on maintain.
Volkanovski at the moment does not have a struggle scheduled, however there are a number of choices as he has solely fought three fighters contained in the featherweight prime ten.
Volkanovski’s reward for Aldo ought to come as no shock. Previous to UFC 266, almost two and a half years after their struggle, he was nonetheless giving the retired legend credit score.