Israel Adesanya on possible Robert Whittaker trilogy: ‘He’s a spacious fighter however I understand how that book ends’


Israel Adesanya doesn’t glimpse a want for a third combat with Robert Whittaker.

The UFC middleweight champion, Adesanya (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) dethroned Whittaker with a dominant 2nd-spherical knockout at UFC 243 in October 2019. The pair ran things reduction this past February at UFC 271, when Adesanya used to be in a location to beat “The Reaper” over again, this time by unanimous decision.

Whittaker (23-6 MMA, 14-4 UFC) now has a pivotal Sept. 3 conflict with Marvin Vettori in Paris and hopes a seize earns him a trilogy bout with the champion. However, up 2-0, Adesanya thinks that chapter is already closed.

“Bobby, he’s a spacious fighter, I’ll give it to him,” Adesanya acknowledged Tuesday in a UFC press conference in Australia. “He’s a spacious fighter, however I understand how that book ends. I’ve read that book twice already. First time used to be a immediate read, the 2nd time a cramped of bit longer, however I indicate, he’s doubtlessly gonna be at the tip for some time. But when we combat over again, I understand how that book ends, ?”

Adesanya objectives for his fifth title defense when he faces Jared Cannonier within the principle tournament of UFC 276 on July 2. Having already overwhelmed Whittaker and Vettori twice, “The Stylebender” is taking a uncover ahead to a fresh area.

“So, that’s why I’m inquisitive about this next combat,” Adesanya acknowledged. “Some fresh blood, any individual I’ve never fought sooner than. I instructed you, if (Whittaker) wants it, he ought to unruffled high-tail as a lot as 205, glimpse what that’s about. Per chance try that for a cramped of bit. But yeah, I’ve read that book already and yeah, I don’t take care of reading the the same book over and over.”

Adesanya’s past two wins came by the use of unanimous decision, however he sees himself getting reduction to his finishing techniques against Cannonier.

“He’s a man that packs loads… he unruffled carries that energy around, so I will’t fail to be aware him,” Adesanya acknowledged. “But, I don’t think he’ll be the toughest challenger. Truthfully, think I’ll develop this straightforward. I in actual fact trust I’ll develop this survey straightforward attain July third.”

He persisted, “A prediction, I’ll offer you a prediction, it’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be fun. It’s gonna survey loads take care of the Costa combat minus the cramped tap-tap at the stop.”