Adesanya calling for Whittaker to be stripped; 'Me and KG should fight for the real belt'

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  1. flowoftruth

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    Said during ariels mma show after Gastelum had mentioned they may end up fighting for an interim.

    I'm not sure he's really in a position to make such demands. He shouldn't even be getting a title shot at all if we're being honest.
     
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    He wants no part of Yoel or costa. Complete duck.
     
  5. Tomas

    Tomas Taking a shite on the back of a bus

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    I wouldn't mind seeing it for an interim belt and if Whittaker is too injured / damaged from this incident, you can make the winner the official champion.

    That's how Whittaker got his belt.
     
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    Yes
    Robbert hasn’t defended in over a year as the Romero fight was non title
    Get your health together then challenge
     
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    Makes sense, two guys who were never champ fighting for the "real belt" ....

    the last hypegender
     
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    185 is a true logjam. Yoel will never fight Whittaker again, Whittaker is often hurt, and Souza/Chris/Luke is just tired.

    So starting with about the 6th best guy in the division, Kelvin, Israel....and that's about it. Don't say Brunson.

    Logjammin at it's best.

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    He should have to fight Jacare or Romero/Costa winner for title shot dude needs to sit down he beat a 43 year old man who hadn't fought in 2 years that is far removed from his prime.

    He simply don't deserve it over others but may get it because he's probably the best draw and would bring the most attention of all the contenders and we know it's about money not merit these days.
     
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    Israel was pretty firm he wants them to strip whittaker and isn't interested in an interim.
     
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    OTOH, if it's really based on the 'best draw', it's possible his shitting the best last weekend hurt his chances.

    One of them should have to fight Yoel. If Yoel is still fighting, that is.

    But regardless of logic of it, we could see this coming from a mile away. Every fighter close to a belt starts lobbying for it. No surprises here.
     
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    He is falling for his own hype. Believes he should get a shot on hype and beating Brunson and a way past his prime former champ.
     
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    closed mouths dont get fed.
     
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    I love you israel , i love you (romero voice) [​IMG]
     
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    This should be the interim.
     
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    He’s not wrong.
     
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    He is just talking shit, he'll take the fight.
     
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    I agree whitaker should be stripped.
     
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    This goofball is out of his mind if he thinks Whittaker should be stripped and he should get the title shot.

    He's beat nobody.

    If Whittaker isn't out for long they should still do Whittaker/Gastelum and just feed Adesanya to Jacare. If Adesanya comes out of that alive, then he will have earned his title shot.
     
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    Izzy needs to get past Jacare, Romero, or Weidman before getting a shot. Coming from a huge fan.

    The narrative that Rob should be stripped because his last fight wasn't "technically" a title defense is one of the stupidest things I've ever read. How is it Rob's fault that Yoel missed weight? He should be applauded for taking the fight against that monster even after he missed weight. Again.

    Fair is fair. The champion has solidified his position in blood and sweat, let the contenders wait for him. The only clear contender is Kelvin. Jacare is 2-2 in his last four. Izzy hasn't beaten anyone in the top 5. Seems like those two should be matched up so the next clear title contender emerges.

    UFC 238 in Chicago fits the timeline. Allows Rob two months recovery and a two month training camp.

    Robert Whittaker x Kelvin Gastelum
    Israel Adesanya x Jacare Souza
     
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