Dana White has confirmed that practically nothing has changed concerning Jan Blachowicz’s very first light-weight heavyweight title protection.
Israel Adesanya generally produced it distinct that he would move up to gentle heavyweight just after he has cleaned out the middleweight division. The one name in the vicinity of the top of the rankings whom Adesanya experienced not now defeated was Jared Cannonier. For this rationale, Adesanya tapped Cannonier to be his following title defense if he were to get earlier The Reaper.
But pursuing Robert Whittaker’s victory in excess of Jared Cannonier at UFC 254, Adesanya viewed as the division successfully cleaned because he previously holds a victory over Whittaker, who was now the #1 contender. This intended that Adesanya was ready to go up to light-weight heavyweight to problem new champion Jan Blachowicz for the strap, an notion that was achieved with the approval from UFC head, Dana White.
Factors would grow to be a lot more complex, however, when Glover Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos in November. This would be Teixeira’s fifth straight victory and his next consecutive win over a leading-5 opponent. Teixeira had hoped that with this acquire, he would be in a position to adjust Dana White’s intellect and acquire a title shot that he and many some others consider the 41-year-aged experienced attained:
“I believe Dana’s a enterprise male. He’s going to do (what is great for) organization. But I’m telling you this, he’s a fair man,” Teixeira explained adhering to his victory more than Thiago Santos in November. “He’s a good gentleman.
However for Teixeira, Dana White verified Wednesday in an job interview with BT Activity that he nevertheless “likes the idea” of a champion vs. winner combat amongst Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz and that Adesanya is still the prepared 1st title defense for Jan Blachowicz. Blachowicz has mentioned that he would like his 1st title protection to choose area in March, which leaves the 41-year-aged Teixeira as the odd gentleman out for the indefinite potential.
Do you agree with Dana White’s determination to grant Israel Adesanya a title shot towards Jan Blachowicz as a substitute of Glover Teixeira?