Alexander Volkanovski Returns Home After Battling Bacterial Infection

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Alexander Volkanovski has returned home to his native Australia.

Volkanovski battled a bacterial infection shortly after his UFC 237 pay-per-view (PPV) victory over Jose Aldo in Brazil. He was taken to a hospital in Chile shortly after to treat his leg for the infection. Now, in a recent post on Instagram, Volkanovski has announced he has returned home to his family:

“Finally back!! Joe and I were so happy to be welcomed home by our families on arrival. Thank you to @doshlimousines for making this possible, coming home was a breeze. 1st class service every time”

Many believed Volkanovski would receive the next 145-pound title opportunity after besting Aldo in Brazil. However, former 155-pound champion Frankie Edgar received the nod, and will now challenge defending champion Max Holloway at UFC 240 in late July.

Volkanovski hasn’t lost a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bout since 2013 and is currently on a 17-fight win streak. He is undefeated in his UFC tenure as well, owning wins over the likes of Aldo, Chad Mendes, Darren Elkins, Jeremy Stephens, and more. If you enjoyed this story, please share it on social media!