An Australian YouTuber has scammed his method into one of many greatest sporting occasions of the 12 months, mocking up a faux media move and lanyard to expertise UFC 284 ringside.
Michael Todoro, referred to as MikeyT, walked out alongside Alexander Volkanovski, and will scent the blood from his vantage level as Volkanovski went down in a controversial resolution to Russian Islam Makhachev over 5 rounds at Perth’s RAC Area.
“We actually simply walked straight in and there have been no questions requested or nothing — we have been simply sitting alongside ringside with the opposite media crew,” Todoro advised 7NEWS.
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Requested by 7News Perth whether or not he would try an identical stunt once more, MikeyT stated “100 per cent.”
It follows comparable safety breaches in Western Australia, after two diehard Melbourne Demons followers snuck into Optus Stadium for the 2021 AFL Grand Closing, wearing high-vis work shirts.
The battle was one in every of Makhachev’s hardest, with Volkanovski performing so effectively that the battle was branded a “theft”.
UFC legend Nate Diaz tweeted: “Yeah proper Islam acquired his ass whooped.”
ESPN’s Laurie Horesh stated: “Who on earth scored that 49-46? Laughable.”
Rapper Lil Wayne posted: “Unsure if I’ll ever watch UFC once more.”
The Aussie was vying to change into simply the eighth fighter ever to overcome two divisions and the fifth to carry two belts concurrently.
Volkanovski was outmatched size-wise, however held his personal to maintain himself within the contest, forcing his method out of chokeholds and at one level within the first spherical laughing as he had Makhachev on his again.
Makhachev performed to his strengths, taking Volkanovski down and spending a lot of the battle with him pinned on the canvas subsequent to the fence.
Regardless of this, Volkanovski stormed residence within the fifth spherical, securing a take-down and punishing Makhachev with some basic floor and pound, however it wasn’t sufficient ultimately for the Australian.
One other featherweight title defence awaits Volkanovski, and there’s little doubt he’ll need one other crack at attaining double champ standing very quickly.
Volkanovski even claimed within the post-match interview that Makhachev needed a rematch, such was the efficiency of the underdog Australian.
“I’m listening to (Makhachev) was saying – and I might be incorrect – however he was going again to his nook saying he needs a rematch as a result of he thinks he misplaced,” stated Volkanovski.
“And I’ll leap on that.
Volkanovski tweeted afterwards that he thought he positively “received 2, 3 and 5.”
“Shocked I didn’t get my hand raised,” Volkanovski stated.
“So I positively need the battle again,” he continued.