Coach Eugene Bareman provides update on former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski: “He definitely needs to rest”

By Harry Kettle - February 28, 2024

Eugene Bareman has provided an update on the condition of former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

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At UFC 298, Alexander Volkanovski suffered a pretty devastating loss. He was knocked out cold by Ilia Topuria, who claimed the belt in a blockbuster main event in California. Ever since then, fans and media members alike have wondered what’s next for ‘The Great’. The short answer, for the time being, is that nobody knows for sure.

Some believe he should get an immediate rematch later this year. Others, as you can imagine, want to see him take some time off after suffering two straight KO defeats.

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In a recent interview, City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman provided an update on how Volkanovski is doing.

Bareman provides Volkanovski update

“In terms of like, his symptoms, he doesn’t have any symptoms, which was not the case in the last knockout,” Bareman told Combat TV. “There’s so many variables when it comes to having a knockout and how many symptoms you suffer and all of that. I don’t know the science behind it, and I’m not going to begin to try to understand it.

“But he seems to not be as affected by this concussion as he was by the last one. I wouldn’t be able to tell you why. He definitely needs to rest. He needs to rest his head. He needs to be sensible, but he also will be very keen to get that rematch this year.”

Quotes via MMA Junkie

Regardless of which way you look at it, Volkanovski’s next move is going to be a pretty important one.

What do you want to see Alexander Volkanovski do next? Is it wise for him to take an immediate rematch? Let us know, BJPENN Nation!

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