Renowned Australian pub ‘The Illawarra Hotel’ renamed after Alexander Volkanovski

A renowned pub in Australia has been renamed to honor UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

The Illawarra Resort – a well-known classic Aussie pub in New South Wales – was recently rebranded into The Volknaovski Lodge right after the MMA celebrity. Ryan Aitchison revealed that the determination to rename his pub was built to realize Volkanovski’s achievements. The publican explained via an Instagram submit:

“Some cities give their heroes the critical to the town, right here in the Illawarra we are going to go a single more substantial, and we’re likely to give our hero the keys to the pub.”

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Aitchinson also explained to The Illawarra Mercury that the city is merely reciprocating its like for their “hero” and “job design.”

Response to the name modify was overwhelmingly constructive amongst pubgoers. Hundreds of patrons left beneficial remarks just after it was introduced on social media that the No.3-rated UFC pound-for-pound fighter has the keys to the pub.

Volkanovski served the very first round of beers and steaks given that the rebrand, to his coach Eugene Bareman and his supervisor Rhys Dal Cin. Honored by the grand gesture, Volkanovksi advised The Illawara Mercury:

“The guidance has generally been incredible from the Illawarra. That is why I usually consider to do my greatest to aid the Illawarra in the same sense.”

Alexander Volkanovski phone calls it a dream to fight Conor McGregor

Alexander Volkanovski is gearing up for a main event title struggle versus Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 in April 9. Having said that, the reigning featherweight champ seems to be already wanting forward to a possible high-profile matchup in opposition to Conor McGregor down the line.

For the duration of an interview with James Lynch, Volkanovski spelled out why McGregor, who no longer competes in the 145-pound pounds course, is 1 of his targets. The Aussie winner claimed:

“So I have taken out the featherweight champs. That is the only 1 remaining, isn’t it? Me, Aldo, Max, and Conor. So it helps make a great deal of feeling. Obviously, it would be a aspiration and then I’ve taken out all the other champs in my division so that would be incredible. Definitely, you talk about the payday and all that – the circus about it would be good. But at the similar time, chatting about legacy, he’s undefeated at featherweight, much too. That would necessarily mean a thing. [But] I really don’t think he’s making featherweight much too shortly.”

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