UFCs VD Dana White är inte alls emot idén av en enorm fight mellan nuvarande mellanviktsmästaren Robert Whittaker och stjärnskottet Israel Adesanya.
White kunde genom ’The Daily Telegraph’ förtälja att Whittakers nästa titelförsvar blir under UFC 234 mot Kelvin Gastelum. Skulle Whittaker försvara sitt bälte Gastelum finns det en stor möjlighet att hans nästa match blir mot Israel Adesanya.
It’s very possible, yes. That’s why he’s flying in here, Israel wants to meet with me and talk. When he read that I was flying in here this week, he said he wanted to come across and talk. And that’s awesome. Because if you saw the press conference after his most recent win (against Derek Brunson at UFC 230) I said that he and I needed to get together. So this is perfect.
Vidare menade White att matchen kommer att hållas i Australien och att titelmatchen kan komma att hållas i en stor arena.
Right, that would certainly make the most sense. In fact, if these two guys fight, it’s something I would really look at doing in a stadium here. Israel is one of those guys who, if he can deliver, if he can win a world title, he will be incredibly famous,” White said. And famous all over the planet. This kid can be incredibly big. I love everything about him. The way he talks, the way he fights … and the kid wants to fight every month. You want to make shitloads of money? Fight as much as you can.
Får titelchans om Gastelum eller Whittaker skadar sig.
It would definitely be hard to say no. But if I do the title fight between Israel and Rob I’d really want the time to promote it properly. Possibly in a big stadium down here. We’ll see what happens.
Adesanya gick sin senaste match mot Derek Brunson under UFC 230 och vann genom teknisk knockout i rond ett.