Israel Adesanya may be up against Sean Strickland at UFC 293 in Sydney this Sunday, but the middleweight champion is already planning his next move.
The historic UFC 300 is set to take place in 2024 and the Nigerian-born Kiwi wants to be a part of it.
“I’ve been a fan of the sport for a long time. UFC 300, I’m going to touch that,” Adesanya said at the UFC 293 media day.
“I know I’m not going to hit UFC 400. I’m definitely going to hit UFC 300. That’s one I’m going to be a part of.”
After making his UFC debut in 2018, Adesanya has now been in 10 UFC championship fights and has become one of the biggest names in the sport.
‘The Last Stylebender’ retained his UFC middleweight title this past April with a stunning knockout Victory over Alex Pereira.
Both UFC 100 (2009) and UFC 200 (2016) managed to surpass the elusive one million pay-per-view buys mark.
Adesanya said his City Kickboxing teammate, Alex Volkanovski, should headline UFC 300.
“I’ll co-headline for Alex Volkanovski,” Adesanya Continued.
“That’s my dog. If he doesn’t fight, then I’ll headline it.
“I’m sure there’s other people, as well – Conor (McGregor) will probably try and jump in there because he’s a superstar and he just gets whatever he wants. Yeah, we’ll see.”
The obvious candidate to take Adesanya on would be Dricus Du Plessis.
The South African became the number 1 contender at middleweight after beating Rob Whittaker this past July.