Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker isn’t typically known as a trash-talker, but as he eyes a potential title rematch against the current 185lb king Israel Adesanya he’s let it be known that he’s not been overly impressed by ‘The Last Stylebender’s’ recent fights.
“Watching that fight against Vettori, you can see Adesanya is not untouchable,” Whittaker told the Daily Telegraph. “It reinforced the fact that he’s very human. Very touchable. I actually thought his performance was average. Not average in the context of being bad but he never did anything more than what he had to do. He didn’t do anything flashy. He didn’t do anything more than necessary, which is a good approach.
“But it certainly doesn’t put you in the realm of Gods. He’s definitely not a God. He’s a very good fighter, sure but he’s not as good as he thinks he is.”
However, after reading what Whittaker had to say, Adesanya was quick to remind him that he already holds a KO win over back in October of 2019.
“I might not be a god to you, but I baptized you #Jezus,” Adesanya responded.
While a rematch between them hasn’t yet been confirmed, Dana White recently indicated that Whittaker is expected to be next in line to fight the champion.