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Whittaker accepts Khamzat's training invitation, says 'we can hunt down the bad guys together'

Robert Whittaker thinks he’ll be a great addition to “The Smesh Bros” and join the likes of Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till where they can team up and hunt ‘bad guys” together.

Whittaker’s comments came after Khamzat invited the Reaper to train with him at the Allstar Training Center in Sweden following his victory over Kevin Holland at UFC 279.

Former UFC middleweight champ Whittaker likes the idea of ​​teaming up with Chimaev, and thinks they can “trick” most fighters in the 185-pound class.

“I heard Khamzat say he wants to fight the bad guys, and I can support it,” Whitaker told RJ Clifford and Din Thomas in a recent interview with Sirius XM (h/t MMA fighting). “If he wants to train together, I want to train together, we can go and hunt down the bad guys together.

“I think it’s going to be fun, we can get in a lot of people mess up.

Whittaker excited for Khamzat’s next fight and believes undefeated Chechen is a good match for former GLORY two-tier champ turned UFC champ Challenger Alex Pereira, who fights Israel Adesanya for the middleweight belt at UFC 281.

“It’s hard, but I think stylistically Speaking of, he handled a lot of people in the department,” Whitaker said. “I would really like to see Chimayev play against Pereira. I think it’s been a great fight for him and I think it’s going to be an eye-opener to see what Pereira can do. “

And then Khamzat vs. Adesanya, which Whitaker thinks is an excellent game considering the respective skill sets of the two fighters Style showdown.

“I would love to see Chimaev fight Israel, just because stylistically, there are a lot of different variables in the game, It made it fun for me,” Whitaker said. “Plus, I could use my new friend Chimaev against the two guys I wanted to beat. ”

Whittaker last defeats third-ranked middleweight and former title challenger by unanimous decision at UFC Paris Marvin Vettori. He is currently No. 1 in the middleweight rankings and is considered the best fighter in the division after Nigerian star Adesanya.



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