Australian hotel renames itself The Volkanovski in honor of UFC champ

Alex Volkanovski recently got honored by his home town in a major way. Reportedly a Windang hotel The Illawarra has opted to rename itself after the UFC champ.

“Some towns give their heroes the key to the city, here in the Illawarra we’re going to go one bigger, and we’re going to give our hero the keys to┬áthe pub,” The Volkanovski publican Ryan Aitchison said according to illawarramercury.

The locals were filled with praise of Volkanovski:

“He always talks about where he comes from and he raves about the place, and now it’s time for us to start raving about our hero, a remarkable human that is an inspiration and a role model for everyone.”

The pub also hopes to be able to contribute to a charity:

“The pub will donate $1 from each Volkanovski beer and cocktail to Shell Cove-based Kidzwish Foundation to support children with a disability or illness and their families.”

Volkanovski welcomed the honor and will reportedly be cooking steak and pouring beers March 17th to kick off the new name.