Athletistic/MMA. Russian mixed martial arts fighter Sergei Pavlovich has spoken about his relationship with compatriot Alexander Volkov. They will face each other on June 22 at UFC on ABC 6 in Saudi Arabia.

“I don’t attach much importance to the fact that we know Volkov, I don’t think about it too much, because it’s all part of our job. I would like to point out that this is a big misconception that Alexander and I . are friends. Yes, we know each other, at best they are friends, but Sasha and I did not have strong friendly relations.

I would come to Volkov’s gymnasium, we would help each other train, and after work we would say: “How are you?” It’s not like we have any friendship, and now it’s super weird for us. No, that’s definitely not the case. In Riyadh, we met, shook hands and asked: “How is the family?” After which they took a photo and that’s it, ”Pavlovich was quoted as saying by the UFC press service.

Sergei Pavlovich has 18 victories with two defeats in MMA. In his last fight, he lost against the British Tom Aspinall. Alexander Volkov has won 37 victories and suffered 10 defeats in mixed martial arts. The 35-year-old Russian beat Australian Tai Tuivasa in his last fight.