UFC president Dana White shared his choose on Robert Whittaker’s huge get at UFC 254 and what could be subsequent for the previous champ.
Whittaker defeated Jared Cannonier through unanimous conclusion in a back again-and-forth fight that served as the co-main occasion at UFC 254. Whittaker seemed sharp in the bout as he was equipped to make use of his boxing to set up a late head kick in the 3rd round that approximately completed his opponent. Cannonier was able to survive, creating it a single of the very best fights of the night and a substantial get for Whittaker’s resume as he seems to move again up the 185lbs ladder.
The former UFC middleweight champion missing his belt to current champ Israel Adesanya by KO at UFC 243 in Oct 2019, but since then Whittaker has gained back-to-back fights in excess of Darren Till and now Cannonier. It places the former champ in an envious position at 185lbs, and at this position, he’s not much absent from a rematch with the champ. Speaking to reporters pursuing UFC 254, here’s what White said could be future for Whittaker.
Dana White states an Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker rematch ‘makes sense’:
“I believed Cannonier was gonna be a significantly harder problem for him.”
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“It’s pretty captivating to me. It’s the struggle that will make sense proper. Like I claimed, Adesanya has a lot of options. But the battle that makes the most sense suitable now is Whittaker. I considered that Cannonier was heading to be a much harder obstacle for him. (Whittaker) appeared superior tonight, so the Adesanya battle makes perception,” White claimed.
With Adesanya coming off of a stunning TKO earn about Paulo Costa, he does want a new opponent lined up for his next fight. Even though Adesanya has been linked seriously to a superfight from Jon Jones, at this place it looks additional very likely that the UFC will have him face Whittaker in a rematch just before he thinks about switching body weight lessons.
Do you concur with Dana White and locate a rematch among Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya persuasive?