Israel Adesanya remains to be eager to defend his UFC middleweight title in opposition to Darren Until, regardless of Until’s defeat to Robert Whittaker.
Until put up a courageous and decided efficiency in opposition to former champion Whittaker in the principle occasion of the ultimate card staged at UFC’s Combat Island.
Whittaker was taken the gap by the Liverpudlian and earned scores of 48-47 by all three judges regardless of having to get off the mat within the closing spherical. He gained his first bout since dropping the title to Adesanya in October 2019.
There’s prone to be clamor for Whittaker (22-5-0) to earn one other crack at Adesanya, who himself took to social media to state his need to sooner or later go up in opposition to Until.
“I nonetheless wanna combat Until sooner or later,” he posted on Twitter. “His putting is gorgeous. Keep up Darren!”
I nonetheless wanna combat Until sooner or later.
His putting is gorgeous.
Keep up Darren!
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) July 26, 2020
Until (18-3-1) has now misplaced three of his previous 4 fights however his efficiency in opposition to Whittaker is unlikely to harm his inventory an excessive amount of.
The 27-year-old believes he confirmed he’s at championship stage and is eager to combat Whittaker once more if he does not get the rematch with Adesanya subsequent.
“There are a couple of fights there. If Rob does not get a title shot, I would actually take pleasure in going to New Zealand and combating him once more,” Until mentioned.
“It was a detailed combat in opposition to a former champion, however I am up there. I’ve proven how clinically good I’m at putting.”