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Media Robert Whittaker annoyed by Dana White's 'twist on words' about Israel Adesanya rematch

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  1. Psychedelic Silver Belt

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    Whittaker: “I never said I don’t want to fight Izzy. I did not say that. I’m looking to fight March or April next year. If Izzy’s moving up to fight Jan, I’ll fight him there if he gets the win. I do want that fight. That is the fight that I earned and whether he’s at middleweight or light heavyweight I’m going to take the fight to him.”

    Dana: "Yeah he doesnt want the fight, craziest shit I've ever seen"
     
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  2. shankmcgank Beep/Boop/Bop

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    Pink goof gonna pink goof.
     
  3. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Wait a minute... Dana White lied?!?!?!?!?!?
     
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    this is robs fault for being weird and vague at the presser
     
  5. Axe720 Red Belt

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    For Dana, "he doesn't want the fight" could mean he didn't want it at Dana's preferred venue, price, or other terms.
     
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    He did say he doesn’t want the fight right now. So the show has to go on. The original interview He said he doesn’t care who he fights cuz he’ll take them out and a fight with Izzy is inevitable. Now he’s saying he only wants Izzy in March. If Izzy beats Jan he’ll be fighting Jones in March and Bobby knuckles is assed out
     
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  7. Stagliano Brown Belt

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    Honestly, he didn't seem to be hurry to get that fight. I know that it's not in his nature but he should have been more voluble.
     
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  8. Virtually Identical Orange Belt

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    He sounded like he was meh on the rematch.
     
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  9. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    I heard what you said Bobby.

    You said you weren't stoked about fighting Izzy again.

    Sounds like you're defeated before even trying.

    Even if you weren't stoked you should've acted like a fat kid wanting to get into a candy store about the rematch.
     
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    Dana just schooled him on MMA politics. Of course, we're all on Bob's side, but the dude needed a lesson. These are shark infested waters, dude. If you gonna act like you're in no rush then phrase yourself butter and keep the course. Getting desperate now just taints your previous statement even more.

    But it is funny... Whittaker said he'll be ready for March. But UFC cannot wait! Izzy vs Blach is next!... for March.
     
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  11. TempleoftheDog Red Belt

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    TBH, Whittaker should have been way more clear on his intentions for the future. Because you know the UFC and Dana is going to use every little misstep in your wording against you.

    He should have said simply. I'm expecting a baby in the new year. I'll be ready to go in March. Strap it up, Izzy. Not what he said. Which was much less emphatic than that. Think before you speak.

    Edit. I'm referring to his comments after his last fight.
     
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    Dana doesn't want the rematch. More money in Israel doing a super fight at LHW and potentially fighting Jones down the road.

    Whittaker is simply too polite. He's never aggressively campaigned, doesn't talk shit. In other words Dana doesn't like him...

    That said, I still think Adesanya - Jan is still a really stupid idea. If Jan wins, the MW strap is whose exactly? If Adesanya wins he gets to keep both belts...
     
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    A little bitter are we? Tim Kennedy was good but Knuckles is better. He been in a lot of wars recently with a couple big health problems.
     
  14. dracul Purple Belt

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    he didn't want the rematch
    it was pretty obvious

    any of you morons who think he wanted it are deluded
    maybe it's a confidence issue or he wants more training etc
    but he pretty much came out and said nah, book someone else

    and there isn't a issue with that
     
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    Whittaker fighting Tittysanya confirmed!

    <{danayeah}>
     
  16. TheBigJuicyGuy Juicy Belt

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    I want the link to this so called interview where Whittaker said this. I'm not even a fan of his, but he seemed to want to fight him after his win. He did say he wanted time off to be there for his childs birth and that he wanted to fight mid 2021. Post your source.

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  17. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    Dana has been on a roll of shit talking his fighters lately. One day Dana is gonna get run out of town, he'll have it coming.
     
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    "So it's like this. We offered this kid a 5 figure contract. 25k. He turned it down! It's crazy. You win that fight, and the next one could be DOUBLE that! That's $75,000 in one year! I dont know who's advising this kid, but he should fire that dummy immediately."
     
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    Rob was never my friend...
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  20. MMAudit Banned Banned

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    bitter about ?

    so is this about health problems ? maybe being Ko'd ??? how about being turned into a victim both his romero fights ...


    he isn't ready for izzy it's plain as day ... he may want it but anyone with half a brain knows he has ZERO for izzy ...


    how bout knuckles fights Costa ... that's more fitting and you know it

    <Goldie11>
     

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