Sports & Recreation
Alex Volkanovski was once a rugby league prop playing in New South Wales’ Country Group 7 competition.
A premiership winner in 2011 with the Warilla Gorillas and Michael Cronin medalist for the competition’s best and fairest player in 2010, Volkanovski took up Mixed Martial Arts in 2012.
After going 4-0 as an amateur, Alex turned professional and won multiple local titles in the featherweight, lightweight and welterweight classes before becoming a two-time Australian Fighting Championship featherweight champion.
He amassed a 13-1 record with a 10-fight win streak before signing on with the premier international MMA company, the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2016.
Since debuting in the UFC in November 2016 he’s extended his win streak to 12-0 and will take on Humberto Bandenay at UFC Sydney on November 19.
Volkanovski talks through his move to MMA, what goes into preparing for a fight and what he’s focusing on in the cage.
Alex explains his motivations and his ambition to climb to the top of the featherweight rankings and challenge for a title in the UFC.
020 The Winning Mindset
019 Going the Distance
018 Open My Brain
017 Should we be playing in extreme heat?
Short Episode: NRL star has brain damage
016 Gambling advertising in sport
015 Concussion is deadly
014 The best supplements to hit your goals
013 The man in the middle
012 Repairing the injured
011 Chasing Olympic Gold
010 When Plan B becomes Plan A
Second Ashes Test
009 The One Percenters
Hayne returns and the Second Ashes Test
008 Sitting on the couch to Paralympic Gold medalist
007 The best foods to eat for performance
005 Training elite athletes
004 Drugs ban to the NRL
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