Alexander Volkanovski may have fought at featherweight, but the “great” used to move around at 190 pounds between fights and even weighed 214 pounds on the rugby field.
That’s why, as a former 5-foot-6, over 200-pound football player who used to put on 45 pounds between games, Volcano Fsky feels fully qualified to give Paddy Pimbrett some advice about his current weight.
Pimblett, also known as “Paddy The Baddy”, competes in lightweight competition but jokes about bingeing on junk food and ballooning to 200 pounds without training. From a fan’s perspective, it might be funny, but it’s no joke for Volkanovsky, who takes his weight very seriously as the UFC featherweight champion.
Volkanovsky warns Pimblitt about the dangers of overeating if he doesn’t start taking his weight more seriously as he ages, which could Disastrous consequences for his health.
“I know the science, but I don’t know just this, I used to do it,” Volkanovsky told Quan in a recent interview Star (h/t MMA Mania). “When I went, people saw me winning the PXC world title at featherweight and I’d be back in Thailand in two weeks, and people looked at me like, ‘How do you look? You’re just here. What? It doesn’t make sense.’
“I used to weigh 65.8 [kg], 145 [lbs] in a week…so next weekend, 86 kg. Over 185 [lbs], you used to see, well over – almost 190. I went from 145 to 190 [lbs] in the past week. This is not healthy. This is horrible for you. What amazes me is how his head swells like that. It’s interesting. “
“Listen, to be honest, I’ve heard of people fat humiliating him and all that stuff, yeah, some people do,” Volcano “But I think there are a lot of people who might also be concerned about his health because it’s not healthy. I know because I’ve been in the same position. “
Pimblett last beat Jordan Leavitt by a second-round submission at the UFC London. He reportedly added just three weeks after the fight. About 45 pounds, and he gained 200 pounds during a backstage interview at UFC San Diego.