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Robert Whittaker has a simple game plan to ensure victory over Jared Cannonier

Robert Whittaker defeated Darren Till
Robert Whittaker poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 24, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Robert Whittaker takes on Jared Cannonier at UFC 254

Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker takes on Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 with huge implications stemming from the fight.

This would be Whittaker’s second fight since losing his belt to Israel Adesanya. The Reaper last defeated Darren Till and is keen on reclaiming gold in the Middleweight division.

Robert Whittaker got the win over Darren Till
Robert Whittaker celebrates after his victory over Darren Till (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, he faces a tough challenge in Jared Cannonier. The American is undefeated since moving to the Middleweight division and a win for him could lead to a title shot as well.

With so much riding on the line, it is expected that both stars have some big game plans up their sleeves.

Whittaker and Cannonier can both pack a punch and the Australian was speaking to the Schmo before this UFC 254 clash.

The Schmo asked Whittaker what his plans were to stop Cannonier, but the Reaper just sent out a simple message:

“I am gonna try and hit him and not get hit. Very simple game plan.”

That does seem to be a simple plan but Whittaker might be keeping something up his sleeve too.

Unsure about end of year fight

The Schmo also touched upon if Whittaker was keen on fighting again later in the year. A win over Cannonier could lead to a title shot against Adesanya but the Reaper wasn’t sure about it.

Robert Whittaker is a former UFC Middleweight champion
Robert Whittaker of Australia in action against Israel Adesanya of New Zealand during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019. (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE/AFP via Getty Images)

Whittaker loves to spend Christmas with his family and that is very important for him. He didn’t turn the potential fight down completely but added he would think about it:

“We will take about that later. I am not going to commit to anything right now. Christmas is very important to me, got a lot of kids that want Christmas to be special.”

The Reaper also spoke about how his children were learning MMA while he predicted a quick fight against Cannonier too.

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