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Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya set for title unifier at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium

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  1. Cat--Smasher

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    Dana White intrigued by potential Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya matchup
     
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    Dana White: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya 'going to be the biggest fight in Australian history'
     
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    Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima added to UFC 243 in Melbourne

    The latest UFC 243 card now includes:
    • Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Interim champ Israel Adesanya – for middleweight title
    • Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa
    • Sergey Spivak vs. Tai Tuivasa
    • Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
    • Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos
    • Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima

    Megan Anderson meets newcomer Zarah Fairn Dos Santos at UFC 243

     
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    Adesanya on Jones’ offer to help Whittaker prepare for UFC 243: ‘Look at Jon Jones’ striking. Don’t even insult me.’

     
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    Israel Adesanya signs with Paradigm Sports Management ahead of UFC 243 title fight

     
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    I think it's all kayfabe, hyping for a potential superfight.

    I agree about Adesanya not being as vocal before--although he wasn't on my radar till a year or so ago, that UFN card with Poirier and the Justin guy whose name I am genetically incapable of spelling, where he reminded me of jones because of eyepokes. I forget the guy he beat, but I thought he looked beatable and weak off his back.

    Israel's had a pretty meteoric rise since then, and I think he sees melodrama as the opportunity to get into the mainstream. which is sad, but understandable.

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    Israel talked some shit about Jones, saying he'll go up eventually to beat him (blah blah blah, eating goat since he was a kid, blah blah why do we not talk about how gross his post-fight rape jokes are?). That's where it started so I don't think that it's kayfabe.
     
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    I'm a cynic.

    I don't know if it would be better if you were right and I was wrong, or vice versa.

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    Robert Whittaker predicts he'll finish Israel Adesanya 'somewhere in the second, third round'

     
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    Maki Pitolo vs. Callan Potter added to UFC 243 in Australia
    With the addition to the card, UFC 234 now includes:

    • Champ Robert Whittaker vs. interim champ Israel Adesanya – to unify middleweight title
    • Dan Hooker vs. Al Iaquinta
    • Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
    • Megan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos
    • Rostem Akman vs. Jake Matthews
    • Nadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim
    • Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima
    • Sergey Spivak vs. Tai Tuivasa
    • Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa
    • Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
    • Maki Pitolo vs. Callan Potter
     
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    UFC champ Robert Whittaker describes dealing with depression before most recent injury

     
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    Israel Adesanya teammate Brad Riddell signs with UFC, debuts at UFC 243
     

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