Whittaker Wants To Fight Adesanya On The Same Mega UFC Card As Khabib Vs. Poirier

Imagine two huge unification bouts on the same bill.

Well, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is hoping his unification with interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya lands on the same blockbuster card as Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier.

Make it happen, Dana White.

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Image: PA

Whittaker is set to unify UFC's 185lbs division against Adesanya, and the Australian has proposed a mega event in his hometown of Sydney.

He's urged his title fight to be on the same card as the lightweight unification bout between Nurmagomedov and Poirier on social media.

"Great idea @royallmmanews Stadium in Sydney! v and v UFC___ #september #bookitdana#[email protected] Who's in??"

Nurmagomedov, who's currently serving a nine-month suspension, will return to the Octagon in September. He's slated to meet Poirier who claimed a belt at UFC 236.

'The Diamond' outpointed Max Holloway in a five-round slug fest to pick up an interim title.

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Image: PA

Adesanya and Gastelum also traded leather at a relentless pace at UFC 236.

Adesanya eked out a unanimous decision victory over Gastelum setting up a massive fight with Whittaker, who has talked up their clash.

"He showed a lot of heart. He got hit a little bit and came back," he said.

"He was very accurate, with high volume. It was a very impressive win.

"He's hittable. I'm better at striking (than Gastelum). I'm going to punch him, and I am very, very good at it, very fast and hit hard and he doesn't like getting hit."

Here's hoping both unification fights are on the same card.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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