Robert Whittaker wants his title unification bout with Israel Adesanya to headline one of the biggest UFC pay-per-view events of the year.
In a recent Instagram post, the reigning middleweight champion proposed a blockbuster UFC event in his hometown of Sydney, Australia featuring not one but two title unification bouts.
Whittaker suggested his highly anticipated title fight versus Adesanya feature on the same card as the upcoming lightweight championship tilt between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
“Great idea @royallmmanews Stadium in Sydney! v and v UFC___ #september #bookitdana #letsgo@mickmaynard2 Who’s in??” Whittaker posted on Tuesday.
The usually soft-spoken Whittaker has been very vocal since Adesanya’s epic win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, where ‘The Last Stylebender’ earned a gruelling decision over Gastelum to capture the interim middleweight title. ‘The Reaper’ has predicted a quick and easy KO over Adesanya when the two fighters eventually meet in the Octagon.
As for Khabib vs. Poirier, it’s rumored that both men are in negotiations for a title bout in September. Poirier picked up the interim lightweight title after his career-defining performance against Max Holloway at UFC 236, which saw ‘The Diamond’ take home a unanimous decision in the main event.