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Israel Adesanya's Next Fight Will Be For Another UFC Title, Dana White Confirms

Israel Adesanya's Next Fight Will Be For Another UFC Title, Dana White Confirms

Dana White has confirmed that MMA superstar Israel Adesanya will fight for the UFC light-heavyweight title next.

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He eyed a fight against Jared Cannonier but he failed to get past Robert Whittaker at UFC 254.

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Instead, 'The Last Stylebender' will now move up in weight to challenge UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.

The UFC president revealed the middleweight king's next fight following Saturday's event.

When asked if Adesanya will face Blachowicz next, he replied: "Yes!"

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White continued: "Listen when the fight was over on Fight Island, the last fight, I was like I'm going to have to sit down with this kid and convince him on why he needs to fight [Robert] Whittaker.

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"Whittaker comes out and says he doesn't want to fight him. Craziest sh*t I've ever seen.

"So, there's no arguing with Israel now. I thought Whittaker deserved the shot and Whittaker doesn't want it so we'll let him do it."

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Just the other day, the Polish powerhouse teased a potential clash with the Nigerian-born Kiwi.

"I have heard that Israel Adesanya wants to face me next," he tweeted.

"No problem, If you are ready to fight in March, let's do this. Prepare for a some fireworks guy."

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Both Adesanya and Blachowicz last fought on the same card at UFC 253 when they were victorious against Costa and Dominick Reyes, respectively.

Featured Image Credit: UFC/BT Sport

Topics: UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Dana White, Israel Adesanya

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