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Whittaker isn’t ducking Adesanya.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by The Chosen, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. The Chosen Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Stop with the slander, Rob just wants to heal up before he fights Izzy again.
     
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  2. chiefwiggum Silver Belt

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    He was for his last 3 fights. Literally said he didn’t want to fight for the title. Maybe it’s different today but he never wanted the rematch after he lost or his next fight or his next fight.
     
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  3. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    For his last 3 fights? He wasn't even in the conversation until he beat Cannonier. Stop with the bullshit.
     
  4. TheRealMikeson Blue Belt

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    This. The last one he would’ve had maybe 4 weeks after quarantine to train. Smart man to know he needs more time.
     
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  5. mmacrisis Brown Belt

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    Instead of ducking maybe its strategy. He lost the last time they fought so he might be changing his training up to learn new things and fix some bad habits. Wants to try them out before going for the gold again. If he lost again the Izzy no way he gets a shot at the gold again until izzy is gone. Not a bad plan.
     
  6. BobblyStruggles 1-2 head kick combo Banned

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    People that actually think Rob is ducking Izzy are braindead. Both of them are warriors that won't back down from a challenge.

    I think most people that say Rob is "ducking" Izzy are just trolling to piss people off.
     
  7. Vince Black Blue Belt

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    I don't think he is ducking, probably he needs some time..
     
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    Rob said he was in no hurry for a title shot in the past ....If Rob mixes in takedowns he has a good chance
     
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    I. Am. Sorry.
     
  10. Foppa21 Black Belt

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    I'm sure he isn't. They couldn't get their schedules to sync.
     
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    Not taking the fight on short notice when a title is involved: automatic ducking by the non champ
     
  12. Mattola Orange Belt

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    Of course hes not ducking, but I dont think he likes to play by Adesanyas rules and would rather fight him when he feels it is the best time for it. Just hard to do that when you are not the champion anymore.
     
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    McGregor v Diaz 2 strats... Nothing wrong with that
     
  14. MakeSherdogGreatAgain Brown Belt

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    This. I think he just wants to stay active and when their schedules line up he'll fight him again. He wanted to earn a rematch. He's done more than enough to earn one at this point.
     
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  15. Foppa21 Black Belt

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    I don't think he wanted to earn a rematch.... I'm sure like most, he'd take one that immediately if it made sense. If he had been offered a immediate rematch and the dates worked out for him, I'd sure Whittaker would be all over it. Good on him for saying no when it didn't fit for him though... that takes balls because as Karo Parysian showed, sometimes you don't get a second chance.

    It really shouldn't be too hard to find a date to fight Israel though. If given the chance, he'd fight more times in a year than Donald Cerrone.
     
  16. Habib The Eagle Fly like an eagle,maul like a bear

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    Imagen calling the guy that fought Yoel fucking Romero for 50 min a duck.
     
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  17. KOPPE i used to wrestle in high school bro Yellow Card

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    Whittaker run as the champ was the worst thing that ever happend to MW.
    great fighter no doubt but keep him away form the belt
     
  18. ironmansnap Staying Real In A World Full Of Bluffs

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    Not buying it and I like rob but quack quack quack
     
  19. LetThemBleed Silver Belt

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    Because he refused a short notice fight with a monthish turn around, which would have been preceded by 2 weeks of isolation in quarantine whilst dealing with ligament damaged hands? I assume you've got to be trolling otherwise that was an incredibly shit take.
     
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    So you're saying you wouldn't give him a title shot? Guy's clearly earned his rematch unlike entitled divas like Masvidal.
     

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