Robert Whittaker has two losses to the current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and a trilogy doesn’t seem likely. Recently, the Australian spoke out about the prospect of booking a third fight with the champion.
Robert Whittaker believes a trilogy is possible and a lot of it has to due with his fellow Australian fighter Alex Volkanovski. The UFC featherweight champion has a similar trilogy of his own booked against Max Holloway.
“I definitely think a trilogy is possible primarily because of the Holloway-Volkanovski trilogy fight going ahead,” Whittaker told Fox Sports Australia. “Especially considering how close my fight was with Izzy last time, I definitely think that is a very real possibility.”
Currently. the former UFC middleweight champion has a fight booked against Marvin Vettori in Paris, for the organization’s first event in France. Vettori also has two losses to Israel Adesanya and he doesn’t seem to be on the champion’s list for a trilogy fight.
“I think I’m going to be too much for him honestly,” Whittaker said. “I feel a lot better than he is across the board. Granted, he’s very tough, but I’ve fought tough people before and dismantled them.”
He continued, “The best Rob Whittaker beats anybody. I’m going to just hit him a lot and just hurt him. … He won’t be able to keep the tempo up. He’s not going to be able to handle it.”
It will have to be seen if the UFC has any interest in booking Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya together for a third fight. Both men currently have important fights booked in the middleweight division.