Throughout the post-fight press convention for UFC 269, White was requested in regards to the middleweight champion replying with an emoji of a cap to the official announcement of his re-match towards Whittaker.
No person is aware of for certain what Adesanya meant by this, however White instantly laughed off ideas that the combat hadn’t been fully locked in for February 2022.
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Because the query was being requested, White turned to the UFC’s COO, Hunter Campbell, and requested him if the corporate had a signed contract to combat Whittaker.
“Sure,” was the reply.
“We’ve in writing that he’s dedicated to preventing Whittaker,” Campbell stated from off-screen.
In an enormous weekend of sport, Whittaker will square off with the Kiwi-Nigerian champ in Houston, the evening earlier than the NFL’s Tremendous Bowl in Los Angeles.
“If you happen to do not need to combat Whittaker, then I assume we’ll discover one other combat – who provides a s–t?” White stated, clearly agitated by the query.
It was defined to White that ‘cap’ meant you have been mendacity.
“Why would we lie? When have we ever f—ing lied? This combat’s arising, have we lied about it? 20 f—ing years have we ever lied about making a combat?
“Some fights are more durable to make than others, however I do not assume we have ever lied about making a combat – and why would we lie about that combat?”
Whittaker will get his long-awaited probability to re-claim the title, shedding it to Adesanya in a shock upset again in 2019 – it stays his solely loss in 12 fights since shifting weight courses in 2014.
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