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Israel Adesanya says UFC should strip Robert Whittaker of the title if he is not ready to compete



There are some different scenarios surrounding the next battle of Adesanya Israel but in any case, it seems that the title will be mixed.

Kiwi's middle star scored the first 12 months at the UFC on Sunday, and won 1st place in the competition with a unanimous decision victory over all-time Great Anderson Silva at UFC 234 in Melbourne.

In doing so, Adesanya won the right to meet the winner of the champion Robert Whittaker and Calvin Gastelum for the crown. However, Whittaker later scratched the defense from the title because of an upset stomach freak, which saw Adesanya and Silva exalted to the main event, threatening to put the division on hold.

Israel Adsania lands a shot during his victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 234.

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Israel Adsania lands a shot during his victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 234.

Early indications are that Whittaker faces a four to six-week healing period and UFC president Dana White took an approach to wait and see about the picture title at his press conference after the war.

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The promise of a light bulb title for the latest "Stylebender" Was always part of the deal on receiving the battle Silva Adesanya, coach Yogi Bareman and their management team are confident that remained.

Robert Whitaker was unable to defend the title because of injury.

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Robert Whitaker was unable to defend the title because of injury.

One possibility is that he can now handle the winner of a rescheduled attack between Whittaker and Gastelum. Alternatively, if the New Zealand-born Austrian is squeezed for a long time, Adzania can have fun with Gstalum for an intermediate belt.

However, Adesanya is not a huge fan of the middle class. And offered another option if Whittaker, who also pulled a title defense against Rockhold Rock last year, is not ready to go.

"I think this is an" intermediate conflict, "but I do not like the interim thing because they throw it everywhere" Stuff.

"I like, look, most belt belt because it's not the first time it happened, most belt belt, I and Calvin fight for it most of the number one competitor. So he can come and see me when he's ready."

While Silva's promise was discovered in December, Adesanya it was not published by Lavan until the battle week but it was agreed months ago.

An opportunity to share the octagon with his idol held a personal appeal for Adesanya. But with Silva dropping two-year layoffs ranked nine places below him, his team made a point of negotiating a green title into the mix.

"Anderson jumped on the gun," said Adzania. "I think he let it be known in case Dana tried to repeat his word, but we were definitely the ones who got the first offer, which was the battle for the number one contenders.

"I also did them a favor, fought an unorganized guy who broke the two-year ban. I only hoped that they would respect our agreement and I still believe that they will respect our agreement, so I know that I am fighting for the next belt."

Adesanya's victory over Silva was his fifth since making his UFC debut in February, extending his unbeaten record total to 16-0.

It did not stop some of his rivals to investigate the credentials of the native striker in Nigeria.

Former champion Chris Weidman said Adesanya was "a bit overrated" while top 10 guy rival Paolo Costa also took a shot at Twitter.

But it was no surprise Adesanya given his success star.

"When you're at the top everyone wants to talk …" he said. "You've never seen me tweet after someone fights, talking s … about them, because it's not in my nature.

"Like the last battle of Weidemann, when he fell (by Ronaldo Souza), I did not squeak anything bad about him.

"So let them talk because I'm on top, it means a lot more about them than me."


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