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UFC Champion Alexander Volkanovski Opens Up About Training with Logan Paul and Mark Zuckerberg

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Ahead of his UFC 290 showdown, reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski shared some intriguing insights into his training experiences with renowned personalities: internet star Logan Paul and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facing interim champ Yair Rodriguez in a title unification match in Saturday’s main event, Volkanovski carved out time in June to join Logan Paul on the mats in Puerto Rico. The training formed part of the announcement of a sponsorship deal between Paul’s PRIME Hydration company and Volkanovski. The UFC champ found Paul’s skills impressive, highlighting his strength and understanding of the sport.

“Logan Paul is primarily a boxer, but I’ve heard he’s tried his hand at wrestling as well,” Volkanovski said on The MMA Hour. “He is indeed strong and showed excellent comprehension of the techniques. I’ve heard rumors about him considering a UFC stint. Given his boxing background and some wrestling experience, it should be intriguing to see him in action.”

Paul is no novice to combat sports, having famously fought Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition match and regularly appearing in WWE. He’s been hinting at making the leap into the MMA scene, recently expressing interest in debuting against Paddy Pimblett during a hypothetical showdown between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. Asserting he’d fight for free on a Zuckerberg vs. Musk card, Paul urged UFC President Dana White to set him up against Pimblett.

Volkanovski sees potential in this matchup. “Considering Paul’s size, entering directly into a UFC-caliber middleweight bout might be too much, but a bout against someone like Paddy Pimblett could be suitable,” he suggested.

The reigning champion also offered some insights into a hypothetical Zuckerberg vs. Musk bout, having trained with Zuckerberg in February as part of a Metaverse showcase. Volkanovski came away impressed, endorsing Zuckerberg’s chances against Musk and asserting the fight’s feasibility.

“I genuinely believe there’s potential for this fight to materialize,” Volkanovski stated. “Both Zuckerberg and Musk are known for their commitment to goals they set for themselves. Zuckerberg is a known competitor, already having engaged in jiu-jitsu, and he relishes challenging himself. This would certainly be an exciting new endeavor. If the bout takes place, I’d love to be a part of that card, not just as a trainer but also a participant.”

Facing Musk, Zuckerberg would need to counteract a substantial size difference, being both shorter and significantly lighter than the Tesla CEO. Yet, Volkanovski believes Zuckerberg’s diverse skill set could tip the scales in his favor.

“Zuckerberg is a well-rounded fighter. He’s competent in both striking and grappling, but I suspect he might lean more towards grappling during a fight,” Volkanovski observed. “Considering their intellectual capacities, both would likely prefer to avoid striking blows to the head. Zuckerberg’s experience in grappling could provide him with a competitive edge.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Alexander Volkanovski Training

Who did UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski train with ahead of his UFC 290 title match?

Alexander Volkanovski trained with internet star Logan Paul and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg ahead of his UFC 290 title match.

What were Volkanovski’s thoughts on Logan Paul’s fighting skills?

Volkanovski was impressed by Logan Paul’s skills, noting his strength and understanding of combat sports. He mentioned that Paul’s background in boxing and some wrestling experience could make his potential move to UFC intriguing.

What potential matchup involving Logan Paul did Volkanovski discuss?

Volkanovski discussed a potential matchup between Logan Paul and Paddy Pimblett, suggesting that it could be a suitable fight considering Paul’s size and experience.

What was the context of Volkanovski’s training session with Mark Zuckerberg?

Volkanovski’s training session with Mark Zuckerberg took place in February as part of a Metaverse showcase.

What were Volkanovski’s thoughts on a potential fight between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk?

Volkanovski believes there is potential for a fight between Zuckerberg and Musk to materialize. He endorsed Zuckerberg’s chances against Musk, given Zuckerberg’s experience in jiu-jitsu and his competitive nature.

How did Volkanovski describe Mark Zuckerberg’s fighting style?

Volkanovski described Zuckerberg as a well-rounded fighter, competent in both striking and grappling. However, he suggested that Zuckerberg might lean more towards grappling in a potential fight.

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ZuckerbergFan88 July 8, 2023 - 6:30 pm

Mark’s got jiu-jitsu skills? Who would’ve thought? Maybe he should stick to the metaverse, but hey, I’d pay to watch him in the octagon with Musk!

DanaWhiteJr July 8, 2023 - 7:17 pm

haha, Paul wants to fight for free? Dana white should be loving that. pimblett’s got some serious skills, though. should be interesting.

MMAFan101 July 8, 2023 - 10:33 pm

Wow, Logan training with the champ! Didn’t see that coming. Would be wild if he steps into the UFC tho, don’t ya think?

TitleFightNight July 9, 2023 - 1:14 am

Volkanovski’s got a big match coming up! hope he’s not too distracted training these celebs. Yair’s no joke, got to keep the eye on the prize!

BillionaireBrawl July 9, 2023 - 4:42 am

zuckerberg vs musk? Now that’s a pay-per-view I’d buy! pls make it happen dana!

SkepticalSally July 9, 2023 - 7:01 am

sounds fun, but lets be real, celebs in the octagon? next thing u know my grandma’s gonna want to fight conor mcgregor… lol!


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