After defending his belt for the first time in a rematch against Max Holloway, the opportunity to create a little more excitement and anticipation for his fight against Ortega appealed to the Australian. As for the way Volkanovski approaches his role as a coach, it’s as methodical and refined as one expects from the champion.
“I’m going deep,” he said. “I don’t want to show you a move and that’s it. I want to explain why this movement, and I want you to know the mechanics and the principles and things like that so that you can understand why this movement works, and not just that, you can use this movement whenever you want. You can use a thousand moves just by knowing the little details.
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“There are so many little things in every position that can be used in so many ways. He’s the kind of guy I am. I love the details, and the coaching staff that we have is the way we are, so we’re going to be detailed between different martial arts and all that stuff. It’s not just about certain things. We’re all about the details, and that’s what I think can really be. help the boys. “
Naturally, Volkanovski is as lovable as he gets in the fighting game. That said, several weeks of seeing the same faces each day can cultivate a heat that inevitably boils to the surface. The way Volkanovsky talks about himself and his coaching staff’s approach to the show, there is a feeling that he knows there is a chance for some mischief.