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Strategic Advice: Volkanovski Urged by Topuria’s Coach for Pre-Rematch Bout

Will Volkanovski get his rematch vs. Topuria
Former UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski

In the fast-paced world of MMA, every move counts, especially when it comes to plotting a comeback. Alexander Volkanovski, the former featherweight champion, finds himself at a crossroads after two consecutive knockout losses. While Volkanovski is determined to a title rematch with Ilia Topuria, his coach Jorge Climent suggests a more strategic route to reclaiming the throne.

"It's not just about deserving it, it's about timing and preparation," Climent emphasized in a recent interview with MMA Junkie. "Volkanovski has proven himself as an all-time great, but sometimes taking a step back can lead to two steps forward."

Indeed, the 35-year-old Volkanovski's storied career boasts a remarkable 26-4 record, but his recent setbacks have prompted reflection. Climent believes that a tune-up fight could be the key to reigniting Volkanovski's fire and confidence before diving back into the title picture.

"While a rematch with Topuria is inevitable, ensuring Volkanovski is at his best is paramount," Climent remarked. "A victory in a non-title bout could serve as the perfect springboard for a triumphant return."

Meanwhile, the possibility of Topuria defending his title against another former champion, Max Holloway, looms large. With Holloway set to compete for the BMF title, a victory could position him as a formidable challenger for the featherweight crown once more.

"Volkanovski and Holloway are seasoned warriors deserving of another shot," Climent acknowledged. "But timing is everything in this sport. Let's ensure Volkanovski is in prime condition to reclaim what's rightfully his."

As the MMA world eagerly awaits Volkanovski's next move, one thing is clear: strategic planning and patience could be the keys to his redemption.


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