Talking on his YouTube channel, present featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski paid tribute to the featherweight “G.O.A.T.” Jose Aldo, mentioning:
“I nonetheless have him because the featherweight G.O.A.T. simply because what he is carried out for the game. Such a lot of defenses and stuff like that. I am coming for that standing. I will be fair, I am coming for it, however yeah, he is were given it. He is the principle – he introduced a large number of us into the game. I nonetheless take into accout looking at him sooner than I even began and he used to be nonetheless aggressive until now, nonetheless proper on the best, loopy legacy.”
‘The Nice’ persisted by means of including:
“Numerous occasions I call to mind how time and again other people concept he used to be carried out and dusted. He would have a loss after which come again and kick a** once more and nonetheless glance simply as speedy as ever. The explanation why everybody loves him such a lot is he is gifted, very technical, professional, 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 a large number of other people at all times give him such a lot recognize.”
As nice as Alexander Volkanovski has been, he believes that he nonetheless hasn’t stuck Jose Aldo as the best featherweight of all-time. He not too long ago shared equivalent sentiments on Twitter when congratulating Aldo on his retirement.
Watch Alexander Volkanovski’s complete tribute to Jose Aldo underneath:
Can Alexander Volkanovski catch Jose Aldo because the featherweight G.O.A.T.?
As surprising as it can be, Alexander Volkanovski is handiest 3 name defenses clear of tying Jose Aldo’s UFC featherweight file of 7 name defenses. Volkanovski shared that he’s having a look to compete for the light-weight championship, so it continues to be noticed if he’ll position his 5th name protection on cling.
Volkanovski recently does not have a struggle scheduled, however there are a large number of choices as he has handiest fought 3 combatants throughout the featherweight best ten.
Volkanovski’s reward for Aldo must come as no wonder. Previous to UFC 266, just about two and a part years after their struggle, he used to be nonetheless giving the retired legend credit score.