Ilia Topuria Insists Alex Volkanoski’s Mental Health Has Taken A Hit, Volkanoski Promises “Bounce Back’ Fight At UFC 298

Ahead of this weekend’s title fight a confident Ilia Topuria he will beat Alex Volkanovski on Saturday night at UFC 298.

According to Topuria, he feels like Volkanovski is vulnerable after getting knocked out by Islam Makhachev a few months ago.

“At this moment, yes. He lost his last fight, he talked about his mental problems, i don’t think he is at 100%” Topuria told UFC’s Jon Anik during a sitdown interview

Volkanovski on the other than plans to bounce back in a big way at UFC 298.

“Obviously being concussed, and you know, I just got knocked out, so it was pretty crazy. But again, I’m glad people see me like that, cause it touched a lot of people. So many people reached out, from not only athletes, from all parts of life, successful, you name it. I’m not gonna mention names but it was pretty incredible. So I think it was nothing but a positive feedback and I’m proud of that.”

“If anyone thinks that’s weakness, watch what happens February, you know what I mean? The best part about this, people got to see that, and people get to see the bounce back. People get to see, like, yeah how I was vulnerable, got knocked out. You know, there’s gonna be questions, ‘Is Alex going down?’ Whatever it is. Watch my bounce back.”

Volkanovski delivered an ad featuring himself mocking people for questioning his age.