Israel Adesanya thinks Robert Whittaker does not encounter as real.
Adesanya and Whittaker are set to clash on Oct. 5 at UFC243 A place for the occasion has actually not been exposed. This will be a middleweight title marriage bout as Adesanya holds interim gold, while Whittaker is the primary champ.
Adesanya Says Whittaker Backtracks
“The Last Stylebender” has actually made it clear that he does not value Whittaker sharing disparaging memes of him on social networks. He’s likewise blasted Whittaker for his action to Jon Jones’ deal to assistance train with him. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Adesanya stated that Whittaker is trying to be the hero:
“It’s not animosity, it’s just fighting. We’re gonna fight and the guy, he backtracks a lot. He’ll say something in real life and then, ‘oh I’m sorry I hurt your feelings.’ I’m like, don’t try and play the nice guy now. You just keep talking sh*t online and it’s like well keep that same energy in-person. It’s not animosity, I don’t hate the guy. I’m sure he’s a nice guy to those who love him and whatnot, but it’s just we’re gonna fight. There’s no minced words, we’re gonna f*cking fight.”
If all goes according to strategy, then this will be Whittaker’s very first middleweight title defense. “The Reaper’s” rematch with Yoel Romero back in June 2018 did not count as a champion bout as “The Soldier of God” missed out on weight. Whittaker won that battle by means of split choice.