“He’s a great fighter, I’ll give it to him, he’s a great fighter, but I know how that book ends. I’ve read that book twice already. The first time was a quick read, but the second time was a little bit longer.” Adesanya said.
Adesanya still holds his fellow New Zealander, but talked down the chances of the fight happening as the prospect of a trilogy fight does not excite him, unlike his upcoming fight against Jared Cannonier.
“He’s probably going to be at the top for a little while longer, but if we fight again, I know how that book ends. That’s why I’m excited about this next fight, some new blood, someone I’ve never fought before.” Adesanya said.
With some members of the press suggesting that Adesanya was avoiding another fight with his compatriot, the last style bender shrugged the claims off, choosing instead to give Whittaker some career advice.
“If he wants, he should go up to 205, see what that’s about. Maybe try that for a little bit. But yeah, I’ve read that book already, and I don’t like reading the same book over and over again.” Adesanya said.
Israel Adesanya is in a training camp for his fight against enigmatic middleweight powerhouse Jared Cannonier on July 3.