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Robert Whittaker: “No Other Fight That Makes Sense” Except Israel Adesanya Rematch

Robert Whittaker (image via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

After recording an impressive win over Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday, and extending his winning streak to three, Robert Whittaker’s made it clear he wants a title shot.

The former middleweight champ took on Gastelum in the headliner of UFC Vegas 24, and outscored latter with takedowns and strikes. The victory was the 30-year-old’s third in a row, since he lost the title to Israel Adessanya in 2019.

While discussing his next bout, after the pivotal win, Whittaker (23-5) said this (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“It’s funny, after the win, everybody’s calling for (a titles shot) me,” Whittaker said. “That’s kind of how I’ve always taken to the approach of fighting, is that if you beat ’em all, you’re eventually at the top. It’s a simple path, and there is no other fight that makes sense to me other than that tile shot, and that’s the shot that I want and that I’m getting.”

And while talking about where the rematch could take place, the New Zealand born, Australian fighter reported:

“I think the borders in New Zealand are the best they’ve ever been, so September, I think we can get a packed out stadium there and once again pump the industry down there and MMA as a whole.”

Adesanya (20-1), meanwhile, is coming off his first professional MMA loss. The Nigerian born, New Zealand fighter lost via decision to light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz in March.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:37 am
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