Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

UFC

Daniel Cormier: Robert Whittaker as UFC 305 backup for Dricus Du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya a ‘win-win’

June 25, 2024 10:30 am ET Daniel Cormier thinks Robert Whittaker weighing in as the backup for the next UFC middleweight title fight is the right move. Whittaker (26-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) scored a first-round knockout of Ikram Aliskerov in Saturday’s UFC on ABC 6 main event at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After

Daniel Cormier: Robert Whittaker as UFC 305 backup for Dricus Du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya a ‘win-win’


Daniel Cormier thinks Robert Whittaker weighing in because the backup for the subsequent UFC middleweight title combat is the proper transfer.

Whittaker (26-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) scored a first-round knockout of Ikram Aliskerov in Saturday’s UFC on ABC 6 main event at Kingdom Enviornment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

After the end, Whittaker expressed curiosity in serving because the backup for the UFC 305 headliner between champion Dricus Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) and Israel Adesanya (24-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) on Aug. 17 in Perth, Australia.

With Whittaker’s solely losses up to now 18 fights coming to Du Plessis and twice to Adesanya, Cormier sees every little thing to realize for Whittaker as a reserve.

“He’s misplaced to Izzy twice, so meaning it could be laborious to get a 3rd title combat,” Cormier mentioned on his YouTube channel. “He has misplaced to Dricus. This may truthfully be the most effective place for him, particularly in relation to Dricus. He has solely misplaced to Dricus as soon as. Dricus is the champion.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“If Izzy will get damage, Robert Whittaker is there as a backup then he would get that second combat in opposition to Dricus Du Plessis a lot prior to he would’ve anticipated to get that subsequent combat in opposition to Dricus Du Plessis. I feel it’s a win-win for Rob and after tonight’s efficiency, I consider that it ought to occur.”

UFC CEO Dana White also likes the idea of Whittaker as a backup as he heaped reward on the previous champion for his willingness to tackle a harmful Aliskerov (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on brief discover.

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC on ABC 6.

You should definitely go to the MMA Junkie Instagram web page and YouTube channel to debate this and extra content material with followers of blended martial arts.

Read More

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

UFC

A two-time former champion has an opportunity to do something rate later this summer. Israel Adesanya will try to win the UFC middleweight title...

NBA

The matchup between Zaccharie Risacher, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, and No. 2 pick Alex Sarr left plenty of...

UFC

June 29, 2024 10:00 pm ET Check out the best photos from Joe Pyfer’s first-round knockout win over Marc-Andre Barriault at UFC 303 at...

Boxing

Please enable JS and disable any ad blocker

NFL

Ahead of the official release of the highly anticipated College Football 25 video game on Friday, July 19, those with early access to the...

NFL

2024-07-16T17:56:01.389+02:00 T u e s d a y , 1 6 / 0 7 / 2 0 2 4 | 1 5 : 5...

Boxing

The Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry fight card is headlined by Jake Paul boxing Mike Perry in an eight-round cruiserweight contest on Saturday night...

NFL

A revolution has quietly taken root in the dazzling world of comic books, where vibrant panels burst with stories of heroism, fantasy, and conflict....

MLB

ARLINGTON, Texas — Boston’s Jarren Duran, the All-Star MVP, hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the fifth inning and the American League beat...

Boxing

Art Jimmerson, the professional boxer who infamously wore a single boxing glove in his sole appearance for the UFC back in 1993, has died...

NFL

Due to skyrocketing prices, the real estate market has become increasingly inhospitable to prospective homeowners worldwide. To put things into perspective, since the start...

WWE

There is no doubt that Liv Morgan is having the best time of her professional career in the WWE. The superstar not only leads...

NFL

WEBWIRE – Wednesday, July 17, 2024 The company closed the first six months of the year with the highest revenue in its 40-year history,...

Advertisement