That seems to be what I'm seeing around here and from the media pundits. That Whittaker is better and should win but he might not be the same so Jared could win. I think this is pretty unfair to Jared, not that he gives a fuck as long as he gets a title shot. Still I'm not buying the narrative. People NEVER acknowledge the fact that Whittaker's best wins were against two guys who were older at the time than Cannonier is now, and they were a lot more battle worn as well regardless of their rankings at the time. People think Cannonier is a lesser Romero but they are completely different stylistically. If he dogs Whittaker people need to recognize the man has skills. His win over The Joker should have let you know he's a threat.