Volk Is Done

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by drenlou, Feb 17, 2024.

  1. drenlou

    drenlou Tres Delinquentes Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    He had a great run, but I see him going downhill from here. Topuria is the real deal.
  2. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    I won't say he's done but can understand that sentiment. Will be hard to come back not only from back to back KOs but also to lose to an opponent that kinda alpha'd you successfully, might take a mental toll.

    I look forward to his return and will be interesting to see what he has left but ya future definitely looks uncertain.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2024
  3. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY D'oh! Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Yep. He ****ed his career up. I think he would have a good year or two left on top if he didn't take the Makhachev rematch. Came back too soon for this one as well. a sad end to a great career.
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  4. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY D'oh! Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Yep. The great Manny Steward himself said getting KO'd back to back in quick succession is what destroys chins. Being 35 certainly isn't going to help matters either.
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  5. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    He had a great 4 year run but his days on top is done. Watching it live I thought of RJJ where he is know susceptible to getting knocked out cold when a head shot lands. When fighters take these shots and they go to sleep its time to call it.
  6. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    And he got legit KO´d on both occasions. Lights out, no one is home.
    He is going to have to take a year off to let the brain heal up. But I am fairly certain he will be back to sparring in no time.

    Volk is old, but he is also skilled and talented. He could make a solid comeback even at 36.
  7. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Deus Vult Full Member

    May 8, 2014
    Yeah he’s done. Should’ve stayed in his own division or at least taken time off after the Makhachev KO.
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  8. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Father time is undefeated. Once fighters go above35 yrs or so it makes it so hard to keep winning when you constantly are fighting elite level fighters. People naively put Khabib on a pedestal as some goat (he's far from it) because he was some mystical undefeated fighter but the reality is that he only had about 3 or 4 elite wins in his whole career and REFUSED to move up a weight for a challenge when he had to kill himself to make 155. If Khabib had have kept fighting or went up to 170 he would also have numerous defeats like Volk. Khabib is in no way better than Volk all time imo. Everyone loses especially if you continue fighting over a certain age and test yourself in other weight classes where you are undersized against big strong young elite fighters.
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  9. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY D'oh! Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Volk>>> Khabib all time p4p and just in general greatness in terms of accomplishments.
  10. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2021
    Had he waited, taken a full camp vs Islam, and not annihilate his chin with a head kick on 10 days notice. He would have had a way better chance against Illia
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  11. Samart'sTeep

    Samart'sTeep Active Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2019
    It's funny how in combat sports these small decisions can have a massive impact on your career trajectory. We all admire watching smaller fighters take big risks against larger foes, rising to the occasion and proving their greatness. But there's a fine line between courage and downright recklessness. Taking a fight on short notice is always a risk when you're fighting a world class fighter. But to take a short notice against a dominant champion at a weight class above your natural weight? Foolish...
  12. lamarclark09

    lamarclark09 Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2022
    Volk can comeback but his peak days are over and I think he should retire from MMA and start his MMA gym.