Robert Whittaker Senses Jealousy In Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker believes Israel Adesanya wants to hog the limelight. Adesanya has been showered with praise following his “Fight of the Year” candidate against Kelvin Gastelum. “The Last Stylebender” picked up the unanimous dec…

Robert Whittaker believes Israel Adesanya wants to hog the limelight. Adesanya has been showered with praise following his “Fight of the Year” candidate against Kelvin Gastelum. “The Last Stylebender” picked up the unanimous decision win to capture the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title. Not everyone was impressed, however as Jon Jones and Paulo […]

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The Best and Worst UFC Interim Title Fights

UFC 236 on Saturday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta is headlined by not one, but two, interim title clashes. In the main event, Max Holloway moves to 155-pounds to take on Dustin Poirier for the lightweight title…

UFC 236 on Saturday at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta is headlined by not one, but two, interim title clashes. In the main event, Max Holloway moves to 155-pounds to take on Dustin Poirier for the lightweight title…

Best bets and fights odds for this weekend’s UFC 236

With Khabib Nurmagomedov and Robert Whittaker out until later this year, both of their divisions will get interim champions this weekend. The UFC has shown once again that they wait for no one when it comes to title fights. This weekend’s UFC 236 in At…

With Khabib Nurmagomedov and Robert Whittaker out until later this year, both of their divisions will get interim champions this weekend. The UFC has shown once again that they wait for no one when it comes to title fights. This weekend’s UFC 236 in Atlanta, GA will feature not one, but two interim title bouts. […]

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Israel Adesanya Trashes Robert Whittaker For Inactivity

Israel Adesanya has taken the mixed martial arts world by storm the last 12 months. And now “The Last Stylebender” is looking to ‘become immortal’. Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to injuries. “The Reaper” has only fought three times in the last two years. On the other […]

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Israel Adesanya has taken the mixed martial arts world by storm the last 12 months. And now “The Last Stylebender” is looking to ‘become immortal’.

Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to injuries. “The Reaper” has only fought three times in the last two years.

On the other side of the spectrum is Adesanya, who will be making his sixth walk to the Octagon since entering the UFC on Saturday night. He will take on Kelvin Gastelum for the interim middleweight title in the co-main event UFC 236. And although “Stylebender” is competing for the interim strap, he will consider it the real thing.

“I’ve been the champion since day one since I got here,” Adesanya said on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show. “A lot of people didn’t believe me, so that wasn’t my business, I believed me. I just have to prove me right because I always believed I was the champion, interim or not.”

Real Champ’s Inactivity

Adesanya has fought eight times in the same timeframe as Whittaker’s two fights. That’s a fact the Nigerian is quick to point out. He also points out the champion’s lack of a trash-talking game, yet another thing Adesanya excels in.

“Dude, the guy has fought twice in three years. Imagine me as champion in three years what I could do. My first year look what I did in UFC, so imagine me in three years what I could do,” he proclaimed. “And I actually work, I actually show up to work. Even though I don’t like it all the time, I actually get all the media shit done.”

“I actually perform. So yeah, he can be all like, ‘I’m not here to talk…’ get the f**k out of here. This is part of the game, this is how you become immortal in this game. I am doing my part and that’s all I care about. He can stay over there and do that part.”

If Adesanya does get his hand raised on Saturday night, he will earn a unification bout with Whittaker sometime later this year. The bout would likely take place in Australia.

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UFC Champion Robert Whittaker Back To Full Training

Robert Whittaker says he has resumed full training. Whittaker was scheduled to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title back in February. “The Reaper” was going to collide with Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of …

Robert Whittaker says he has resumed full training. Whittaker was scheduled to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title back in February. “The Reaper” was going to collide with Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234. Whittaker ended up being pulled from the card due to a hernia in his abdomen. Robert […]

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Robert Whittaker Announces Positive Update

Robert Whittaker announces some positive news after having a wild start to the new year. Whittaker was originally slated to defend his UFC middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum at the UFC 234 pay-per-view. However, he had to pull out of the fight at the last minute due to a hernia and collapsed bowel. As a […]

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Robert Whittaker announces some positive news after having a wild start to the new year.

Whittaker was originally slated to defend his UFC middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum at the UFC 234 pay-per-view. However, he had to pull out of the fight at the last minute due to a hernia and collapsed bowel. As a result, he had to undergo emergency surgery.

Whittaker, who is set to be out of action until this summer, shared some positive news on Thursday morning. The UFC champion took to his official Instagram account where he noted that he’s back training full-time in the gym. He wrote the following:

“Very happy to be back into full training now!! Thanks to all my team and supporters for everything.”

Whittaker won the interim middleweight title when he beat Yoel Romero back at UFC 213 in July of 2017 by unanimous decision. The UFC booked this fight yet again in the main event for the UFC 225 pay-per-view event at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

This is where Romero suffered a devastating split decision loss to Whittaker. The UFC champ is currently on a nine-fight win streak.

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