Robert Whittaker felt he was ‘controlling the fight’ before getting caught by Israel Adesanya “
Adesanya joined the middleweight claim in the second round of the UFC 243 main event. Besides, Robert Whittaker becomes a tasted downfall. Take a look!
Robert Whittaker has tasted defeat
Firstly, the collapsed champ’s struggle with Adesanya took place almost entirely on the feet. Because “The Last Stylebender” is known for his extraordinary expertise. But Whittaker made no apologies for his strategy at the evening’s post-fight presser and chalked up his loss to the breaks of the game. Additionally, “Obviously, I’m disappointed,” Whittaker said. “But I took the fight to him. I and he are two of the best protesters in the world, and it was tit-for-tat. And then I got caught
Besides, Whittaker’s downfall began at the very end of round one. At the start of the second round, although Whittaker had some bad effects, a resistance appeared and led to the series ending the fight. Then after that, the punch that put Whittaker down came in the middle of a flurry. On the hood, he’s tricky to hit, and saying that I did hit him and I hurt him in that first round. … I tried to hit him. Yeah, who knows?”
Moreover, “Any guy trying to get in on a tall fighter has to close that gap, and I was having a lot of success doing so,” he added later. “I was hitting him. In that first round I was hitting him, I was hurting him, I was doing work, I was doing damage. I felt really good out there, I felt like I was controlling the fight. And then I just got caught.” On the other hand, Whittaker described himself as being the best he’s ever been, and that if a rematch were offered, he would take it.
For now, his immediate plans are to return home to take care of other matters. Then he can be back to fight preparation in two months. He emphasized that he feels healthy and is not injured.