This Is Who Robert Whittaker Plans To Fight Next
Robert Whittaker (23-6-0) suffered the loss for the second time against Israel Adesanya.
He believed he was just a fight away from the trilogy, but now he’s targeting Marvin Vettori, who just earned the victory against former title challenger Paulo Costa.
“I think [Adesanya] fights [Jared] Cannonier next, and then I think I fight someone in the division,” Whittaker told Submission Radio.
“I don’t know how many people are left. Probably Vettori? Yeah, he would have to be the highest ranked next up, I believe. I’m looking forward to [fighting again soon].”
Whittaker defeated three guys after being dethroned from his top position.
He nabbed victories against Jared Cannonier, Darren Till and Kelvin Gastelum.
Whittaker is also thinking to move up to the light heavyweight one day, but the trilogy with Adesanya is his priority since he feels like he defeated Adesanya in their rematch.
“But honestly, I’ll take it as it comes. It might be something fun to move up and have a dabble at, but we’ll have to wait and see,” Whittaker said.
In his last 14 fights, Whittaker suffered only two losses — both against Adesanya. He defeated Yoel Romero twice when Romero was in his prime. He defeated guys like Brad Tavares, Uriah Hall, Derek Brunson, Ronaldo Souza, to name a few.