Alexander Volkanovski Attends NFL Game After UFC 266 Victory, Gets The Biggest Cheer Of The Day
UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski celebrated his victory over Brian Ortega in style, taking a short stroll across the road to watch the Las Vegas Raiders play at the brand new Allegiant Stadium.
The Aussie was in attendance to watch the Raiders beat the Miami Dolphins 31-28, and when the cameras cut to the UFC fan favourite in the crowd, he got a warm welcome from the NFL die-hards.
UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski is at the Raiders game with his belt and a giant foam finger. #OnlyVegas pic.twitter.com/8PuN7jZUVT- Las Vegas Locally :palm_tree: (@LasVegasLocally) September 26, 2021
During a break in play, the camera crew managed to pick out Volkanovski and his entourage - including UFC lightweight Dan Hooker and respected coach Eugene Bareman - sitting in a fancy booth.
The featherweight king eventually appeared on the big screen inside the packed-out Allegiant Stadium and was given the biggest cheer of the day by the Raiders fans.
With his face up on the giant projector, Volkanovski flexed down the barrel of the camera and let out a big "LET'S GOOOO" as the crowd roared along with him.
Holding his 145-pound belt in one arm, Volkanovski also had a massive foam finger on too - much to the amusement of fans online.
Still "on the piss" like he suggested he would be? Most likely.
Videos of Volkanovski's cameo eventually surfaced on social media, and the atmosphere inside the sparkling new $2 billion arena looks absolutely electric.
The sheer volume it can reach inside there is incredible too.
It was only a few weeks ago that UFC octagon announcer Bruce Buffer was parachuted in to give a spine-tingling pregame introduction ahead of the Raiders' season-opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
Alexander Volkanovski is in the club at the #Raiders game WITH his belt- Jesse Merrick (@JesseNews3LV) September 26, 2021
Looks like he's still on "the piss" too :joy:
As for Las Vegas' other big attraction this weekend, he'll undoubtedly be celebrating his historic win long into the night - or perhaps even the week.
Loveable larrikin Volkanovski, who extended his win streak to 20 fights following the victory over Ortega, is clearly adored by sports fans all over the globe - not just here Down Under.
And while his likeable nature outside the octagon is great, it's his ability inside a steel cage which has him on a path to greatness.
His victory over Ortega means he now enters an elite club of mixed martial artists to boast 10-0 records in their UFC careers.
The fan favourite joins the likes of Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Royce Gracie and Kamaru Usman to remain undefeated after 10 bouts in the UFC.
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