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Robert Whittaker Calls Potential Trilogy Bout with Israel Adesanya ‘Inevitable’ – MMA Root



Robert Whittaker Calls Potential Trilogy Bout with Israel Adesanya ‘Inevitable’

While Robert Whittaker disagreed with the scorecards in the main event of UFC 271, he nevertheless defeated some demons even when he lost his rematch with Israel Adesanya.

After leaving the crown of middleweights in Adesanya in a knockout defeat in the second round in October 2019. Whittaker gave much better performance the second time, attacking behind his left jab and left hook, while holding his opponent out of balance through takedowns and clinch work. In the end it was not enough to compensate for Adesanya’s impressive impressive arsenal, which consisted mainly of a knockdown in the first round and a solid diet with kicks to the legs.

“I thought I did enough, I thought I did enough. Analyzing it, I think I lost the first round. I picked myself up and hit him with every punch. I got abolitions. “I thought I did enough,” Whittaker told a UFC 273 press conference after the match.

“It simply came to our notice then. This is how work in the office goes. I will return to evolve a little more, I will become better and I will coordinate the things I have worked on and I will return a better person “.

Whittaker returned to a rematch with Adesanya after winning three consecutive races and is proud of the progress he has undergone during this process – although he has not been able to regain his middleweight belt.

“But honestly, Izzy was my biggest hurdle, my biggest hurdle. “He beat me well in the first time,” said Whittaker. “I have worked and I am trying to evolve and become better and I have done it. You can see in this race how far I have come. At a point where I think I won him over. Well, I’m excited. I’m excited about the future. The ceiling is nowhere to be seen. There is no ceiling for me. “

Despite holding an official 0-2 record against Adesanya, Whittaker is confident that a trilogy will eventually take place. This is largely due to the fact that “The Reaper” does not see any other 185 pound candidate overtaking him, nor does he expect his opponent to lose the belt.

“A third quarrel between me and Izzy is inevitable because I’re going to push whoever is in front of me again,” Whittaker said. “He knows it and he said he would see me in the future. I do not see him losing his belt soon. He is good. He is good. I think I am the man who will beat him. And my mission remains the same, to defeat the next man in front of me “.

Adesanya, meanwhile, was unrelated to a third meeting with Whittaker. At least in the near future, “The Last Stylebender” is looking forward to facing some new contenders at 185 185.

I said, ‘Maybe.’ “I said, ‘You’re gaining some good wins and I’m sure I’ll see you on the line,'” Adesanya said of a post – match exchange with Whittaker. “But we’ll see. I mean, the section is full of killers, but I’m looking forward to fresh meat.”