Daniel Cormier Supports Whittaker as Backup for Adesanya vs Du Plessis Title Fight

Daniel Cormier shares his thoughts on Robert Whittaker getting a chance to serve his role as a backup fighter for Israel Adesanya vs Dricus Du Plessis.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Daniel Cormier Supports Whittaker as Backup for Adesanya vs Du Plessis Title Fight
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Daniel Cormier firmly believes that Robert Whittaker is a worthy contender who deserves a backup role for the upcoming title fight. Robert Whittaker’s recent explosive knockout win against Ikram Aliskerov has impressed millions worldwide.

Dana White was also pleased to see Whittaker perform in such a fashion – he is ready to give Whittaker the responsibility to play a backup role for the upcoming UFC middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Dricus Du Plessis.

The clash is scheduled to take place at UFC 305 on 17th September in Perth, Australia.

Daniel Cormier on Robert Whittaker being a backup fighter at UFC 305

In a recent YouTube video, Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts on Robert Whittaker serving his role as a backup fighter.

“He’s lost to Izzy twice, so that means it would be hard to get a third title fight,” Cormier said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “He has lost to Dricus. This might honestly be the best position for him, especially when it comes to Dricus.

He has only lost to Dricus once. Dricus is the champion. If Izzy gets hurt, Robert Whittaker is there as a backup then he would get that second fight against Dricus Du Plessis much sooner than he would’ve expected to get that next fight against Dricus Du Plessis.

I think it’s a win-win for Rob and after tonight’s performance, I believe that it should happen”.

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