White commented on Whittaker's desire to insure the Du Plessis - Adesanya fight

UFC CEO Dana White has reacted to Robert Whittaker's desire to insure a bout between the promotion's middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis and Israel Adesanya.

"Nobody in the top 15 wanted to fight Aliskerov. Khamzat Chimaev called the fight with this guy one of the toughest fights of his life, and Whittaker showed that it was easy tonight. We would love to see him as a replacement fighter at UFC 305," White said at the press conference.

Recall, the confrontation between Du Plessis and Adesanya is scheduled for August 17 and should headline the UFC 305 tournament.