Robert Whittaker has responded to Israel Adesanya stating that he needs to face Darren Until subsequent in a protection of his UFC middleweight title. The previous UFC middleweight champion acknowledged that the facility to select an opponent is in Adesanya’s arms, and Whittaker will as an alternative give attention to doing his job.
Throughout an interview with Submission Radio, Robert Whittaker talked about that he is at present targeted on profitable his subsequent battle. The Reaper added that he would fear in regards to the title image after his upcoming bout towards Kelvin Gastelum.
“Yeah, it’s what it’s. , all the facility is in Adesanya’s arms for the time being, so it’s what it’s. Gotta win the following battle, fear about it after.”
Robert Whittaker is at present on a two-fight profitable streak within the middleweight division. After dropping the UFC middleweight title to Israel Adesanya in 2019, Whittaker bounced again in fashion by defeating Darren Until and Jared Cannonier.
The previous division champion was set to face Paulo Costa in his upcoming battle. Nonetheless, with Costa withdrawing from the bout as a consequence of sickness, the UFC as an alternative booked Whittaker in a battle towards Kelvin Gastelum.
Robert Whittaker will return to the UFC on April seventeenth
Robert Whittaker’s return battle is scheduled for seventeenth April. Nonetheless, every week earlier, his former Octagon nemesis Darren Until might be stepping foot contained in the cage towards Marvin Vettori.
Israel Adesanya has admitted that he needs Until to win his upcoming battle and earn himself a shot on the title. Nonetheless, if Whittaker goes on to beat Gastelum, it will likely be powerful for the UFC to disclaim The Reaper his rematch towards the reigning UFC middleweight champion.
That being mentioned, the style during which the upcoming few weeks unfold will resolve what’s in retailer for the UFC’s middleweight division. Adesanya is on the again of his first loss within the UFC, and The Final Stylebender might be determined to get again within the win column, no matter which challenger he faces within the Octagon.