Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is emotion assured in advance of his combat with surging contender Jared Cannonier.
Whittaker and Cannonier will collide in the co-main celebration of UFC 254 this Saturday evening. Forward of the matchup, the expectation is that Cannonier will earn a crack at UFC middleweight winner Israel Adesanya if he’s victorious. Adesanya has expressed interest in the combat, UFC President Dana White has echoed that desire, and it is an prospect that Cannonier is of system eager for.
Whittaker believes he’ll wind up enjoying the spoiler due to the fact he’s much better than his foe in just about every facet of the activity.
“Jared, proper now, has the optimum danger degree of any individual since he’s the dude I have to combat,” Whittaker advised the media in Abu Dhabi, where by the struggle will take place (through MMA Fighting). “I have experienced tough fights and I be expecting a really tricky fight in Jared, Jared’s a really tough dude. I’m not sleeping on his ability set, I’m not sleeping on his electrical power. He can beat me. I could shed. But I really don’t assume I will.”
“He’s quite hard, he’s quite powerful, he has knockout energy, and he’s resilient, he under no circumstances goes absent,” Whittaker continued. “But truthfully, I just consider I’m greater throughout the board. I assume I can consider this fight where ever I want it to go. I can direct this dance. I feel I can sting him, I can knock him out. I can do anything at all I want and I have 15 minutes to do that, which is much better than 25, so I’m hunting forward to it.”
If Whittaker does defeat Cannonier, he’ll go to 2- due to the fact losing the title to Adesanya, getting also crushed Darren Until this summer. Though that could possibly be ample to make him a rematch with the champ, he does not feel that he’s owed that chance.
“I don’t feel anyone owes any person anything at all,” Whittaker mentioned. “I just want to battle Jared proper now. I’m not truly considering about it at all. What ever [Adesanya] would like to do he can do. He can combat any one, I do not care. Truthfully, I just want to acquire this battle, go out there and do my best, and go household, just cruise out, take pleasure in Christmas.”
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