Alexander Volkanovski Faces Goliath of a Task at UFC 284

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By Justin Barrasso “He thinks he’s well-rounded? We’ll see,” says Islam Makhachev’s challenger ahead of February’s title bout. Welcome to The Weekly Takedown, Sports Illustrated’s in-depth look at MMA. Every week, this column offers insight and information on the most noteworthy stories in the fight world. Alexander Volkanovski isn’t bothered by people already dismissing his chances against Islam Makhachev. Undersized and underestimated his whole career, Volkanovski relishes the chance to prove his doubters wrong. “Trust me, he’s going to have big problems with me,” says Volkanovski, who chall…

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