UFC Middleweight Number #1 ranked fighter Robert Whittaker took the win over Kelvin Gastelum this weekend. The two men clashed in the main event of UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ and BT Sport (in the UK).
‘I’ve fought nothing but No. 1 contenders,’ said Whittaker to cameras, following the defeat of Gastellum. It’s worth noting that Whittaker has defeatedÂ Darren Till,Â Jared CannonierÂ andÂ Kelvin GastelumÂ since he lost his 185lb belt toÂ Israel Adesanya.
Robert Whittaker also said that he wants the likely rematch against Adesanya to happen in Australia. ‘I think it’s about time we crossed paths again. We can get a sold-out stadium, they might even open up the borders for Australia in September.”
‘You know he had a win, he gets the trash talking rights. He beat me last time” Whittaker noted. ‘I’m gonna work hard. I think I’ve got some tricks he hasn’t seen yet, and I’ll give him a good run I think.’
Robert Whittaker on Israel Adesanya
‘Let’s make that happen. Let’s see if we can get a stadium back home’ Whittaker continued, discussing a fight in Australia.
Whittaker also discussed fellow Middleweight Marvin Vettori, after his UFC APEX victory, who himself recently defeated Kevin Holland just a few weeks ago. Although Vettori looks promising, Whittaker believes that he has more to accomplish before challenging the top of the Middleweight division.
‘I like Marvin, I guess. He’s alright’ Whittaker said. ‘But I think there’s fights he still needs to make. I don’t think he’s fought the top three dudes, the top five dudes, really. But he can wait his turn.’
‘Let me have my fight’ Robert Whittaker added, saying how he wants another shot at Israel Adesanya. ‘And then he [Vettori] can fight the winner of that. Relax.’
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