The president of the UFC, Dana White, spoke with the press after UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi and left news. The president revealed a possible new rival of Israel Adesanya, Nigerian fighter who is undefeated and has already added several defenses to his title. Of course, many want to see him in the cage again, after what was his great performance against Paulo Costa at UFC 253.
“It is very attractive to me. It’s the fight that makes sense right now. Adesanya has many options, but the fight that makes the most sense is Whittaker. I thought Cannonier was going to be a much tougher challenge for him. It looked good tonight. So Adesanya’s fight makes sense, “was what he began by saying. Dana White, making it clear that he would love to see a rematch between Robert and Israel.
At the same time, Dana White he ruled out negotiating right now: “Aw, damn it. I do not know. Then I’ll worry about it, honestly, because I’d have to talk to my team and if they thought it was the best play, they’d have an incredibly compelling job ahead of them. Otherwise, I don’t have to worry about it. The only fight I have in my sights is Saturday and that’s the only one that matters right now.
Whittaker’s last fight
An impressive fight was experienced in the co-star of UFC 254, with Robert Whittaker as the winner of it. The first round was more due to Jared Cannonier’s hitting intent, but Whittaker ended the blows. The first of those mentioned hit a lot from underneath, with kicks that hurt his opponent, although that was not enough to earn the cards. His opposite was somewhat more intelligent and left a better image, since he studied this contest in a very good way.
«I am very well and very happy that everything ended. Extra happy with the result. I have a 10-1 record in this division. You never know how things are until you fight. I hit him really hard once and not only did he stay on his feet, he kept walking backwards. He’s a really tough fighter really. We knew that he was going to be aggressive and that he was going to move forward “, was what he explained Robert Whittaker, after the triumph.