VANCOUVER – Uriah Hall doesn’t have a lot of faith that middleweight champ Robert Whittaker will show up for UFC 243. If Whittaker drops out of a title unifier against interim champ Israel Adesanya , Hall would like nothing more than to play backup. “I would love to fight that dude,” Hall told MMA Junkie in advance of his fight against Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC on ESPN+ 16, which takes place Saturday at Rogers Arena. “If someone gets hurt – we know Robert’s going to get hurt – I’ll be on deck. I’ll be like, ‘Hey man, let’s crack.’” Related Antonio Carlos Junior relishes styles clash with Uriah Hall at UFC on ESPN+ 16 UFC champ Robert Whittaker describes dealing with depression before most recent injury Official UFC 243 poster released: Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya set to unify Antonio Carlos Junior sees holes in Uriah Hall's game, hopes for submission win at UFC on ESPN+ 16 Robert Whittaker predicts he'll finish Israel Adesanya 'somewhere in the second, third round' Hall uses those words with respect for Adesnanya, if not Whittaker.
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