Alexander Volkanovski Responds To Conor McGregor’s Callout

Rio de Janeiro, May 11, 2019, Brazil: Fighter Alexander Volkanovski during UFC press conference, Rio de Janeiro.

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UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has responded to Conor McGregor’s callout featuring Volkanovski’s impressive win over Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266 over the weekend.

After Volkanovski’s title defense, McGregor pulled his usual tweet-delete tactics to take a shot at the current champion.

“I’d kick this volovski [Volkanovski’s] head off like it was a rugby ball I was kicking. 5’4! And full of muscle! Hahahahaha little fart he is. Not even a little fart. A shart haahahahaj jack***,” McGregor posted before deleting his tweet.

Once he learned of McGregor’s comments, the Australian responded by welcoming the former two-division champion back down to the featherweight division.

“Sounds like he’s off his head,” Volkanovski said, via Sports Keeda. “So, good on you! Enjoy, enjoy your night but hey, come back down to featherweight! I’d love it. He reckons he’s the man of the featherweight division and again I got the strategy, in obviously tough and I’m a whole different beast to what he’s used to in this division so if he wants to come back down, welcome! I’d love it!”

Of course, with McGregor recovering from a devastating leg injury and spending the last portion of his career at 170-pounds, a return to 145-pounds seems highly unlikely.

McGregor, who is currently recovering from a devastating leg injury during his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, has spent the months since launching feuds with different UFC personalities online. McGregor is expected to be out of action until the second quarter of 2022. When he does return to the cage, he will be looking to bounce back in a big way and get his career back on track.

With his latest loss to Poirier, the brash Irishman dropped to 3-4 since beating Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship in 2016. McGregor has won just one fight in the past five years and is just 1-4 in the UFC at 155-pounds.

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