During the post-fight interview at UFC Vegas 56, Alexander Volkov was booed by a small group of supporters.
On Saturday night, Alexander got back on the winning track. He won a first-round TKO victory against Jairzinho Rozenstruik at the UFC Apex.
However, after yelling out his hometown of Moscow, he was quickly booed by a small group of Apex attendees.
“I’m just feeling happy, to get a win again and start a win streak,” the former Bellator heavyweight champion stated after his stoppage victory.
“Now I’m waiting for next fight. I’m ready for a challenge or anything. I want to say hello to Moscow and my family, to everybody who stays in Moscow and cannot get a visa to get here to the USA.”
“But my team here helped me with everything so thank you to everybody for helping and supporting me. I wish I will go forward in the future.”
Due to Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine, a tiny section of supporters seemed to take issue with Volkov’s reference to the Russian capital.
Volkov was also booed before his UFC London fight with Tom Aspinall in March. He wasn’t happy with referee Herb Dean’s decision to call the game off.
“I’m kinda confused on how the fight went and I’m disappointed that it was stopped,” he said on Twitter.
“It definitely was a troubling situation, but I was far from giving up the fight. Did someone lay flat on the ground with his eyes shut? That’s what we call a knockout.”
“Alexander and I basically just started exchanging some heavy strikes. The stuff you all wanted to see! Big up to Alexander Volkov for taking the fight. I’ve no notable damage and I like to fight soon.”
“Congratulations to Alexander Volkov for stepping up to the plate. I’m not damaged in any way, and I’d want to fight as soon as possible.”