Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya Title Fight Announced for UFC 236

After Robert Whittaker’s injury resulted in the UFC 234 main event being canceled, the promotion has found a solution to keep the middleweight title in play. Per ESPN…

After Robert Whittaker’s injury resulted in the UFC 234 main event being canceled, the promotion has found a solution to keep the middleweight title in play. Per ESPN…

Robert Whittaker Poses a Question to Critics of UFC 234 Pull-Out

While Robert Whittaker was lying prone undergoing an emergency hernia surgery and missing out on the match and event of his life, there were some skeptics who questioned the timing and believed that there was some cowardice or conspiracy at play. Now t…

While Robert Whittaker was lying prone undergoing an emergency hernia surgery and missing out on the match and event of his life, there were some skeptics who questioned the timing and believed that there was some cowardice or conspiracy at play. Now that everyone has had a chance to take a deep breath and reflect […]

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Robert Whittaker Calls Kelvin Gastelum’s UFC 234 Shtick ‘Adorable’

Robert Whittaker is well aware of Kelvin Gastelum’s shtick at UFC 234. Whittaker was scheduled to defend his UFC middleweight title at the event against Gastelum. “The Reaper” couldn’t compete in front of his home country fans a…

Robert Whittaker is well aware of Kelvin Gastelum’s shtick at UFC 234. Whittaker was scheduled to defend his UFC middleweight title at the event against Gastelum. “The Reaper” couldn’t compete in front of his home country fans as he suffered a hernia in his abdomen. Gastelum released a classy statement wishing Whittaker well, but when […]

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Robert Whittaker Addresses Calls for Being Stripped

After being discharged from the hospital following an emergency hernia surgery on Saturday evening, Robert Whittaker has spoken at length about the aftermath of UFC 234 and his status as middleweight champion. At the pay per view, which was intended to…

After being discharged from the hospital following an emergency hernia surgery on Saturday evening, Robert Whittaker has spoken at length about the aftermath of UFC 234 and his status as middleweight champion. At the pay per view, which was intended to organically sort the matchmaking for the next middleweight title match with a main event […]

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Robert Whittaker Out Of The Hospital, Targets Summer UFC Return

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker is out of the hospital three days after undergoing emergency surgery. Whittaker was scheduled to defend his UFC middleweight championship against Kelvin Gastelum in the mai…

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker is out of the hospital three days after undergoing emergency surgery. Whittaker was scheduled to defend his UFC middleweight championship against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234. Those plans were derailed when Whittaker suffered a hernia in his abdomen. It is said that […]

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Israel Adesanya: Whittaker Should Be Stripped, F*** The Interim

Rising star Israel Adesanya thinks middleweight champion Robert Whittaker should be stripped of his title. The fight game is a cruel sport. First Kelvin Gastelum proclaimed himself the “new” middleweight champ after Whittaker was forced to undergo emergency surgery to repair a hernia and a collapsed bowel. Adesanya continues to weigh in on the subject. […]

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Rising star Israel Adesanya thinks middleweight champion Robert Whittaker should be stripped of his title.

The fight game is a cruel sport. First Kelvin Gastelum proclaimed himself the “new” middleweight champ after Whittaker was forced to undergo emergency surgery to repair a hernia and a collapsed bowel. Adesanya continues to weigh in on the subject.

‘The Last Stylebender’ isn’t opposed to fighting Gastelum in Whittaker’s absence. He just believes the fight should be for the 185-pound title after Whittaker gets stripped.

“I think Robert should get stripped,” Adesanya said on The MMA Hour. “When he gets healthy, he could be the number one contender, so me and Kelvin should fight for the real belt.”

As unfortunate as Whittaker’s situation is, Adesanya has a valid point. Since winning the middleweight title in July 2017 and earning the official title when Georges St-Pierre vacated it, he is yet to officially defend it. According to Adesanya, it is very reminiscent of another former champion.

“This is not the first time that he’s had to pull out due to injury or something like that and Dominick Cruz, eventually he got stripped,” Adesanya said.

“Stylebender” speculated whether or not it was the champion’s training. Then, Adesanya took a very subtle dig at “The Reaper.”

“Maybe it’s because of his training, maybe it’s because of the way he, I don’t know what his training is like,” Adesanya said. “But I look after myself. I don’t know what causes hernias, I’ve seen how they happen and whatnot but I don’t know what causes it exactly. But, yeah. I look after myself. I show up.”

“F*ck the interim,” Adesanya said. “Strip Rob, we fight for the real belt, and when he’s healthy he can come see me.”

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