Israel Adesanya may as well leave his post while he is ahead.
Earlier this week, just before his fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 for the provisional title, "The Last Stylebender" launched a tirade against the middleweight champion, the guy, slightly talked about, Robert Whittaker. get out of here.
Well, this insult did not really bother Whittaker and it was probably not the reaction sought by Adesanya. In fact, Whittaker apologized to Adesanya for offending him and wished good luck to the former kickboxing champion in his fight for the middleweight title against Gastelum.
"I'm sorry he took it that way," said Whittaker in a recent interview with Grange TV. "I'm really sorry to affect him so much. I did not think I was saying anything wrong, I thought I said that he was very good. I hope not to distract him. Good luck this week for his upcoming fight against Gastelum. I think it's going to be a tough fight. "
Whittaker, who is currently on the sidelines due to illness, is expected to face Gastelum's winner against Adesanya during a fight for unification of the title.
The highly anticipated pay-per-view, which includes a title fight between the two lightweights between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway, will take place this Saturday, April 13 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.