UFC star Alexander Volkov BOOED by fans after sending ‘best wishes to Moscow’ after beating Jairzinho Rozenstruik

ALEXANDER VOLKOV was heckled by a small number of fans during his post-fight interview at UFC Vegas 56.

The Russian returned to the win column on Saturday night with a first-round TKO victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik at the UFC Apex.



But he soon found himself being jeered by a minority of fans in attendance at the Apex after shouting out his Moscow homeland.

Reflecting on his stoppage victory, the former Bellator heavyweight champ said: "I'm just feeling happy, to get a win again and start a win streak.

"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.

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"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.”

The small group of fans seemingly took exception to Volkov's mentioning of the Russian capital due to the country's illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Volkov was also on the receiving end of boos before his UFC London clash with Tom Aspinall in March.

Defeat to Volkov was Rozenstruik's third in his last four outings.

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And he was far from impressed with referee Herb Dean's stoppage of the contest.

He tweeted: “I’m kinda confused on how the fight went and I’m disappointed that it was stopped.

“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.

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“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.”

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