INFO: Kelvin Gastelum(17-7,1NC) while being asked questions from the media, he talked about his last fight against Robert Whittaker(23-5) and Rob's chances against current champion Isreal Adesanya(21-1). CLIP(30 Seconds): FULL INTERVIEW: CLIFFS: - Talks about his next fight against Jared Cannonier. He knows it's a tough fight and it's a bout he wanted/had in mind. - Knew Jared was already booked against Costa. Has respect for Costa, but feels throughout his career he's been very "injury prone". Had a feeling one of them would pullout of the fight so he could step in. - This time he gets a full camp and is excited to perform. - Expecting a tough fight, no easy fights once you break the top 5. He fought them all and wants his chance to prove himself. Knows his last few fights haven't gone his way, but believes he can still hang with the top guys and beat them. - No idea about Paulo Costa and the pay situation. Mentions Paulo Costa already has a youtube channel, says to go check it out. PAULO COSTA's YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9smP1uHytt9_RIliUiteg - No excuses for the Rob fight, he was mentally and physically prepared. - On the fight with Whittaker: "He was just a step ahead the entire time". It motivated him to try and get to that level. Impressed by Rob, didn't think he was that good and has never felt like that in a fight(Not even with Isreal Adasenya). Felt frustrated throughout the fight and claims Rob made him look "bad". - Claims Whittaker was much faster, utilized his footwork well, avoided standing in the pocket and used a great jab. - If Robert Whittaker fights the way that he did against himself in his rematch against Israel Adasenya, he will have a real chance at regaining that MW title. - Pressure is always there, expects great things from himself and a good performance. - Still 29 years and feels he still has a long road ahead. Renewed focus on his career. - Wasn't worried about being cut before the Ian Heinisch fight. - If he beats Cannonier, he thinks he'll have to get 1 or 2 more wins in the top 5 to earn another TS. SOURCE: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021...ttaker-can-beat-israel-adesanya-ufc-263-video NEXT FIGHT: Kelvin Gastelum(17-7,1NC) will be taking on Jared Cannonier(13-5) on August 21st in a 5 round main event.