UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski believes COVID-19 signs should be affecting cardio as he prepares for his subsequent combat.
Volkanovski is currently set to coach The Ultimate Fighter 29 opposite divisional rival Brian Ortega. The present begins airing on June 1, and the coaches’ combat is anticipated to occur this fall. Nevertheless, it’s price noting that this combat was initially set to happen at UFC 260 in March. The combat didn’t find yourself occurring as a result of Volkanovski acquired COVID-19 and the combat needed to be canceled, so the UFC went forward and had the 2 coach TUF whereas he acquired higher.
Sadly for Volkanovski, it seems as if he had a really extreme case of COVID-19 as a result of it’s now the top of Might and he’s nonetheless feeling the consequences of the coronavirus. Taking to his social media this weekend, Volkanovski posted a video of himself after a exercise on the assault bike, and he instructed the followers that he felt “trashed” after going for his train.
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“Simply did a power session and was on the Airdyne bike, the assault bike. Inform you what, that acquired uncomfortable. I don’t know if it’s this bloody chilly air in Australia cuz it’s freezing right here, we got here from Vegas the place it’s boiling scorching. We tried to do that exterior, the assault bike … it completely rocked me. I don’t know if it’s cuz of the COVID or it’s simply the chilly climate, however rattling it trashed me,” Volkanovski mentioned (h/t MMAMania.com).
Hopefully, Volkanovski is ready to heal up rapidly and get again into the Octagon for his scheduled combat in opposition to Ortega this fall. With TUF 29 set to air over the subsequent three months, the champ could have time to get wholesome, as a result of proper now he’s not in peak preventing form.
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