Islam Makhachev Gets Heated After Alex Volkanovski Says He Wants To Smack The Smirk Off His Face At UFC 284

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Things are beginning to get heated between Alex Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev.

Two weeks ago, Volkanovski and Makhachev faced off for the first time in Perth, Australia and the lightweight champ was seen smirking in Volk’s face.

During an interview with ESPN, Volkanovski, who is currently a 4-1 underdog, said he wants to smack the smirk off Islan’s face at UFC 284.

“It’s a cockiness, I thought,” = “You could see I was confident, but there was definitely respect there. I know he does [respect] because he’s a pretty respectful dude but I felt like there was a cockiness.

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“And I love smacking smirks off people’s faces, so I’m looking forward to that … It’s going to be pretty embarrassing for you, mate, if you’re gonna start talking like that. So let him do that, it just makes my win even bigger and your loss very embarrassing.”

Despite being a huge underdog Volk believes he can pull off the upset.

“That win should add a lot to my legacy because I am putting a lot on the line here,” “I am moving up against a big strong guy, a grappler that’s supposed to be a puzzle no one can figure out. They’re gonna say that til I figure it out. Just don’t change that narrative again. You want to have me as that underdog, that’s going to make my victory even bigger.

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Islam saw Volk’s trash talk and fired back on Twitter.

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