An image posted on Twitter of a faded banner in Australia advertising UFC 284 has shocked fans
Islam Makhachev had claimed recently that he’s unhappy with the way the UFC has promoted his upcoming fight against Alexander Volkanovski. Fans sided with the Dagestani, aiming digs at UFC president Dana White, who has been promoting the Power Slap League more than the upcoming pay-per-view event.
Despite the fact that this is one of the most significant “champion vs. champion” fights in UFC history, with both fighters having recently reigned supreme in the Octagon, it has been largely overlooked in the midst of a busy 2023 news cycle for the UFC.
To add to the woes of the competitors, an image of a washed out banner promoting the fight in Perth, Australia has surfaced the internet.
Fight fans were left shocked when they came across the faded banner that barely serves the purpose of promoting the fight.
One fan wrote: “This photo pretty much summarizes how the UFC has done with promoting 284.”
Another fan wrote: “That’s literally all the promotion the UFC has done for this fight.”
Another fan wrote: “Legit thought this banner was for a local bar playing the fight”
Yet another fan mockingly wrote: “Wow they’re going all out 🤔”
Alexander Volkanovski thinks Islam Makhachev is underestimating him
After three and a half years, the UFC returns to Australia for the first time since October 2019. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski faces Islam Makhachev for lightweight gold in a bid for double-champion status. In the co-main event, Josh Emmett and Yair Rodriguez compete for the interim featherweight title. While previewing the upcoming fight, Volkanovski claimed that he feels Makhachev is looking past him.
Speaking on Israel Adesanya’s YouTube channel, Volkanovski claimed:
“I’m f**king tiny. I’ve always been short. That’s just how it is. Even the featherweights are taller than me. But you can see in his face like, ‘This guy ain’t too big.’ I’ve seen that on plenty of people’s faces. I’ve seen that on my previous fights. My last four, five fights, but that face quickly changes when I’m in the octagon. Give me 10 seconds with him, that face changes real quick.”
Volkanovski, who’s an underdog in the upcoming clash added:
“All of a sudden that size doesn’t matter, all of a sudden my footwork, ‘Where’s this guy at? I’m in a puzzle, he’s already giving drama.’ Then I put my hands on him, there’s another problem. Then they try to grab ahold of me and I’m a little brick f**king wall, there’s another problem. That’s when you see them start to crumble and be like, ‘F***, what have I got myself into?’ That’s exactly what’s going to happen with Islam, especially the way he’s looking. I can tell he really thinks he’s going to be way too strong.”
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