Robert Whittaker has answered Brendan Allen’s challenge

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has no interest in fighting the division’s No. 8 ranked fighter, Brendan Allen, who challenged him after earning an early victory over Nal Paul Craig this past weekend.

“In the post-fight interview, he called my name, said he wanted a contender fight with me, or Cannonier,” the Australian said on another edition of the MMArcade podcast. “I think he’s No. 10 right now, and he’s just breaking into the top guys. I’m not a matchmaker, but Paul Craig wasn’t a top 10 guy. I guess Allen has to pass someone in the top 10. Let him do his job and the UFC will appreciate it. I don’t know who his next opponent will be. Honestly, I don’t care.”

The fight between Brendan Allen and Paul Craig, headlined by UFC Fight Night 232, ended at the 0:38 mark of the third round with the American winning by rear-naked choke.

Robert Whittaker last fought in July of this year, losing to Dricus Du Plessis by technical knockout in the second round in a challenger’s bout, and currently rounds out the top three fighters in the division.