ABU DHABI – Darren Until appreciated Israel Adesanya’s form phrases after his loss at UFC on ESPN 14 and stated he seems ahead to preventing the champion sooner or later.

Until misplaced a unanimous determination to Robert Whittaker in Saturday’s major occasion, which passed off at Flash Discussion board on Yas Island. A win might’ve propelled Until right into a title struggle in opposition to the winner of the UFC 253 bout between Adesanya and challenger Paulo Costa, however the alternative slipped by his fingers.

Regardless of the struggle not going Until’s manner, Adesanya showered him with reward post-fight. Adesanya known as his “lovely” and stated he was desirous to struggle Until, and believed the Brit would bounce again.

Until was knowledgeable of these feedback in the course of the post-fight information convention, and it solely appeared to encourage him to get that struggle.

“I’m going to have to put off him for some time,” Until informed reporters, together with MMA Junkie. “All I do is scream at him in Instagram messages. I’ve obtained numerous respect for Israel. I feel he’s an awesome struggle. However you already know what, that is no disrespect for him, however I feel he’s most likely a neater struggle for me than Rob as a result of we’d most likely have an awesome placing battle.

“Rob’s a bit completely different as a result of he mixes it up. Israel’s the champ, he’s an awesome MMA fighter, however he’s a pure striker. I feel we’d have an awesome struggle. Rob blended it up a bit of bit. He’s wild. … (Adesanya and I are) going to struggle. I’ll come again, I’ll knock somebody out, and we’ll struggle.”

Until stated that his knee blew out within the second spherical in opposition to Whittaker, and he’s doubtless headed for surgical procedure. That can imply a while off for “The Gorilla,” however he stated he’s feeling good emotionally after the bout and is seeking to come again stronger.