Robert Whittaker is far from done in his conquest for another title reign.
‘The Reaper’ Is Still On The Hunt For UFC Gold
The former UFC Middleweight Champion would remind the world why he’s the #1 contender with a dominant decision win over Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris.
However, Whittaker isn’t going to settle for being the runner-up for the best fighter at middleweight. He still has some work to do and the job won’t be finished until he is sitting on the throne once again. To achieve this, the plan is simple: Whittaker plans to destroy everybody the UFC puts in front of him.
“I’m a fiend for progress,” Whittaker said at the post-fight press conference. “I want to move forward. I’m hunting that gold still. So I’m always going to lurking around, just destroying who they put in front of me until I get a chance to gobble up that gold.”
Whittaker has all the respect in the world for former foe and current champ Israel Adesanya. But, that won’t stop ‘The Reaper’ from claiming he is the most dangerous fighter at 185 lbs. It’s not a bad argument, given the absolute damage Whittaker put on Jared Cannonier and Marvin Vettori, compared to how Adesanya carefully dealt with them.
“I’m the most dangerous man in the division. Israel’s the champ. He beat me twice. Hat’s off to him for that. He’s a great fighter, he really is. And I think stylistically he’s a great fighter. I still think I’m the most dangerous man in the division because I win. I win a lot, and I make people hate fighting and I take the fight out of them. That’s what I do. I get in there and I get to work.”
“He knocked me out the first one then the second one was a really close decision,” Whittaker continued on about Adesanya. “I’m not butt hurt about it, but on another day it could’ve been my win. Mentally that’s massive. It’s very hard to explain how it feels to get knocked out and lose your belt like that. It sucks. There’s a bit of a learning process afterward. A picking-up-of-the-pieces process. I conquered most of them.”
Getting a third fight with Adesanya might take some time as ‘The Last Stylebender’ is set to face Alex Pereira at UFC 281. With this on tap, Whittaker is hoping he gets a chance to fight at home.
“I hear there’s rumors of an Australia card. I would love to fight in my backyard. I think that’s the next move for me.”