Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and former titleholder Robert Whittaker are set to rematch in the UFC 271 main event on Feb. 12 in Houston, Texas, and ‘The Last Stylebender’ has a message for ‘The Reaper.’
Adesanya took to social media to warn Whittaker, “This will be worse than the first time.”
Look in my eyes 🍯— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) December 30, 2021
Eat, sleep, train, repeat…
It’s a plan that can’t be beat!!
This will be worse than the first time.https://t.co/C9bSxycGGA pic.twitter.com/MofGgnd3Fd
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Adesanya captured the UFC 185-pound championship by defeating Whittaker by knockout at UFC 243 in October 2019. Since the loss, Whittaker has gone on a three-fight winning streak and plans to get the belt back when the two rematch at Toyota Center.
Israel Adesanya has message for Robert Whittaker ahead of their UFC 271 rematch: ‘This will be worse than the first time’