The middleweight title rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker is all set to take place at the main event of UFC 271. This fight took two years in the making, both these athletes made some major improvements in their games, and fans couldn’t be more excited for this fight.
Adesanya knocked out Whittaker in the second round of their first fight, but Whittaker isn’t worried about the past. He is completely focused on the task at hand, and this changed mindset could be the key to his victory. Long time UFC commentator, talked about this fight in his recent interview with MMA Fighting.
He said, “Israel Adesanya is certainly not blind to the fact this fight was probably gonna come around again. He’s never lost in the weight class and I think any time you have a championship fight that is as anticipated as their first meeting, that ends relatively quickly, you feel a little bit short changed. I mean, I went out of there thinking, without a shadow of a doubt, that Israel Adesnaya was the undisputed king of the middleweights, but I’m looking for finality. I think Izzy is, too.”
“It’s a dream matchup” Jon Anik is excited for the title rematch between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya
Anik is very excited for this fight, and he believes the time Whittaker took out from competition really helped him get his mind in the right place for competition, “It’s a dream matchup,” Anik said. “It’s a rematch, there’s a little bit of heat on it and it is set up beautifully with Robert Whittaker’s preparation. He has obviously been ubiquitously regarded as one of the hardest workers in the room, in the game, for a long time, but that doesn’t mean that every training camp is optimal — let’s not pretend he doesn’t have three, if not four children under the age of 10 — there’s a lot of different variables.”
“When everything in your life isn’t completely aligned perfectly, sometimes that can rear its ugly head when it comes to a training session. And when you’re asking a lot of your body for two, three-a-days for eight or 12 weeks, it can be a lot, but this, from all indications, has been an optimal training camp for Robert Whittaker,” Anik concluded.