Robert Whittaker’s Mission ‘Stays The Same’
Robert Whittaker doesn’t think Saturday was the last time he’ll see Israel Adesanya in the octagon.
Whittaker lost in UFC 271’s main event via points to the middleweight champion, but he thought he did enough to regain the title which was once his. Either way, Whittaker said he thinks he’ll get another chance to redeem himself.
“Honestly, a third fight between me and Izzy is inevitable,” Whittaker said at the post-fight presser.
“It’s inevitable, because I’m going stomp anybody who comes in front of me again and he knows that too. That’s why he said, ‘I’ll be seeing you in the future.’
Many fans say Whittaker came out better than his first outing against Adesanya in October of 2019. The former middleweight champion seemed to have more of a game plan that included takedowns and more success with jabs and hooks.
In their first fight, Whittaker was knocked out in the second round. After that loss, Whittaker admitted he had to step away from fighting for a while.
When Whittaker returned, he got back in the winning column by defeating Darren Till, Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum.
“I don’t see him losing the belt anytime soon, he’s good,” Whittaker added. “I think I am the person to beat him and my mission stays the same.”