Dana White suggests the next step for Robert Whittaker to take in the UFC

President praises the Australian's performance and predicts a good opportunity for the veteran to follow

Robert Whittkaker is a former UFC middleweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/X @UFC_News

present in UFC Saudi Arabia, Dana White had the opportunity to watch another great performance from Robert whittaker in the octagon. Aware that the Australian wants another chance at the title, the president was not averse to embracing the idea of ​​bringing him closer as quickly as possible and accepted the veteran's suggestion that he be a reserve fighter at UFC 305, on August 17, to fight for the middleweight belt ( up to 83,9kg.) between Dricus Du Plessis x Israel adesanya.

“We would love to have him (as a reserve fighter)”, said Dana in a press conference after the event.


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As he continued his speech, the president praised the triumph of the fighter who knocked out Ikram Aliskerov in the first round, in a devastating way.

“Nobody in the top 15 wanted to face Ikram Aliskerov. This guy would be the penultimate fight of last week’s event, he came with full preparation and Whittaker made it look easy tonight,” he concluded.


Robert whittaker in victory over I.Aliskerov. Photo: Reproduction/X

Currently third in the category ranking, Whittaker has been riding on two consecutive victories and is hoping to become the next challenger for the middleweight title. Former champion, the fighter may have the opportunity to try to avenge defeats suffered by Du Plessis or Adesanya.


Moreover, Sean Strickland guarantees that he will not fight again until he faces the champion and is irreducible regarding any proposals made by the UFC. In his last appearance, the North American placed first place in a game against Paulo borrachinha, which at the time was seventh.

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