Robert Whittaker says he has “a few issues up my sleeve” for Israel Adesanya in potential rematch | BJPenn.com


Robert Whittaker is aware of he has to struggle in another way if he rematches Israel Adesanya.

At UFC 243, Whittaker suffered a second-round knockout loss to Adesanya to lose his middleweight title. Because the loss, he rebounded properly with a five-round resolution win over Darren Until on Combat Island and adopted that up with a choice over Jared Cannonier.

Whittaker is now set to return on April 17 in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum. Though if he wins, it will be his third in a row, he nonetheless isn’t certain if that may be sufficient to earn a title shot. If it doesn’t, Whittaker says he’ll simply carry on combating.

“It’s exhausting to say, the UFC and Izzy have all the ability,” Whittaker stated to ESPN of a second crack at Adesanya. “So I’m simply taking a look at this because it’s how I make a dwelling, that is my job and I like my job, I take pleasure in making a dwelling offering for my household like this. So I’m simply going to do my factor, I’m going to work exhausting, earn my cash, after which I’m going to take pleasure in time with my household and the approach to life that it gives me.”

Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya
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In a possible rematch, Robert Whittaker is aware of he would struggle Adesanya rather a lot higher. He is aware of he can’t simply mimic what Jan Blachowicz did because the Pole used his energy and measurement to win the struggle. Nonetheless, the Aussie likes his probabilities in a rematch in opposition to the champ.

“Maybe, maybe, it’s very exhausting to adapt the plans with out (Blachowicz’s) energy. However we’ve bought to attend and see how Izzy comes again right down to middleweight,” Whittaker stated. “I’ve bought a few issues up my sleeve I’m seeking to strive subsequent time we cross paths, so we’ll wait and see.”

To ensure that Whittaker to even get the rematch, he might want to beat Kelvin Gastelum on April 17.

Do you assume Robert Whittaker would beat Israel Adesanya in a rematch?

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