UFC has not updated its rankings 100%, so Robert Whittaker, at the time of writing these lines, looks like UFC Middleweight World Champion, when in fact he is Israel Adesanya. Moreover, the former title owner appears twice in the pound for pound classification. But now we talk about Jared Cannonier.
► Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier
“Killa Gorilla” is one of the most important fighters of the 185 pounds, in fact, he could be the next challenger to the title after Paulo Costa. Faced with that possibility, “The Last Stylebender” said this at the press conference after UFC 243:
“I like that guy. It’s cool. I like your style. And also that it was from full weight to semi-complete weight and then to average weight. I am impressed with what you are doing. But he probably needs another fight. It depends on who your next opponent is. Maybe one or two fights. Then I will see it. I like that kind of challenge.”