Another impressive performance is behind Robert Whittaker. Only the incredible endurance of Kelvin Gastelum and his almost unreal chin is the reason why the fight lasted all five rounds. But it also served as proof of how the Australian is capable of looking through five rounds of fighting.
And that was phenomenal. Of course, he was more than satisfied with such a fight, which he admitted immediately after leaving the Octagon, in a conversation with Michael Bisping. "I feel like I'm on top of the world.
Obviously, this was a very tough fight. Many underestimated Gastelum, but I think he's one of the best fighters in this category," revealed Whittaker, who delighted with boxing, speed, but also wrestling. And this after he experienced a change of opponents in the middle of the training camp, as he was preparing for Paul Costa.
"I was preparing for Costa, so speed was the key, I worked the most on the fight on my feet. I was trying to bring my hands to a higher level. I succeeded in that and hitting I've never been better." "But also I've never wrestled more than in this camp, and you saw my sparring partner do it."
"I was pretty sure I would be able to tear him down if I got the chance, "he explained how such a performance came about, praising Jacob Malkoun, who was the big outsider in the fight against Abdul Razak Alhassan.
Even before this fight, he held first place in the challenger rankings, which he has now only confirmed. Whatever the UFC chooses, Israel Adesanya is waiting for a rematch, against Robert or on the other hand Marvin Vettori.
Although Whittaker looking at it all seems like more than a logical choice for a rematch of a fight that broke the record for visiting one UFC event. "I have only respect for him, but I think the time has come for our roads to meet again.
I think we can sell out the stadium once again, I would like to do that fight in September," said Reaper, to whom Adesanya's Twitter post was immediately transmitted. , which said:'good job son' Bisping asked him if he considered it sarcasm.
"That's him, he's the way he is. He has a win against me and he has a right on 'trash talk." "But I’m going to work hard, I have some tricks he hasn’t seen yet. I am ready to give him a very good exam ",Whittaker concluded with a smile on his face. He now has the right to enjoy the victory and prepare for what he failed to show at the end of 2019.