Robert Whittaker News

Feb 14, 2018 12:22 pm

Michael Bisping Laughs at Chris Weidman and Picks Yoel Romero to Beat Robert Whittaker

Everyone is still talking about Yoel Romero’s finish — and his post-fight kiss — of Luke Rockhold from UFC 221. Despite missing weight, the consensus seems that he’ll still get the title shot against Robert Whittaker. After already being fined and losing out on a win bonus, he has been punished and did win the fight. It’s hard...

Feb 12, 2018 6:39 am

Chris Weidman argues he deserves next crack at UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 221, former Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero knocked out former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. With this win, Romero is believed to have earned himself a crack at reigning UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Not everybody, however, believes he deserves this chance, as he lost...

Feb 11, 2018 7:54 am

Robert Whittaker addresses Yoel Romero on Twitter after UFC 221

Last night, in the main event of UFC 221, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero picked up one of the best wins of his amazing career thus far, knocking out former UFC and Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold with a brutal, third-round salvo. With this win, Romero positioned himself at the front of the middleweight contender line,...

Feb 2, 2018 7:12 am

VIDEO | Robert Whittaker’s List of What Took Him Out of UFC 221 is Nuts

Just when you thought the UFC’s chaotic middleweight division was going to reach some sort of state of homeostasis, a big Robert Whittaker-sized wrench gets thrown into things. Promoted to the undisputed middleweight champion, the hard-hitting Aussie was set to defend against Luke Rockhold. Unfortunately, he had to pull out due to undisclosed reasons, which...

Jan 31, 2018 8:18 am

UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker: I’m back

A little over a week ahead of Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero’s UFC 221 interim middleweight title fight, the UFC’s undisputed middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has shared a very positive update. Whittaker was originally expected to defend his title against Rockhold in the main event of UFC 221, but was forced out of the fight...

Jan 29, 2018 9:13 am

Robert Whittaker is “pumped to get back to work”

Robert Whittaker has not been seen in the cage since he won the UFC interim middleweight title with a decision triumph over Yoel Romero in July. And while he was recently promoted to undisputed middleweight champion when Georges St-Pierre vacated that title, it sounds like it could be some time before he’s back in the...

Jan 21, 2018 10:12 am

Dana White gives grim update on Robert Whittaker: “he’s in serious condition”

If things had gone according to plan, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker would have attempted the first defense of his title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221, this February 10 in Perth, Australia. Unfortunately, Whittaker was forced out of this contest with health problems, and replaced by his most recent opponent, Yoel Romero, who will...

Jan 13, 2018 10:18 am

Robert Whittaker Releases a Statement on His Canceled Fight with Luke Rockhold

Robert Whittaker’s fight with Luke Rockhold for UFC 221 felt like the middleweight division was finally going to be set back to normal. First there were two titles, until Georges St-Pierre took the undisputed belt from Michael Bisping and vacated it only a month later. With Bisping retiring, St-Pierre leaving the division and Whittaker promoted...

Dec 14, 2017 2:17 pm

VIDEO | Robert Whittaker Disappointed He Couldn’t Fight Idol Georges St-Pierre

After the shake-up at middleweight, everything seems to have returned to normal. Not only is there movement, not only does Robert Whittaker get a fight, it’s with Luke Rockhold for the undisputed title thanks to Georges St-Pierre vacating the belt. While everything seems to be coming up Whittaker, he still lost out on a huge...

Dec 14, 2017 8:43 am

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold Threatens to Slap ‘Little Midget’ Kelvin Gastelum

It was like magic. Georges St-Pierre left the middleweight division and a tidal wave of movement happened with no one having to fight each other. Luke Rockhold got a middleweight title shot — not an interim bout, but for the undisputed title — against Robert Whittaker and contenders all got bumped up a notch. Not everyone can...

Dec 12, 2017 11:45 am

Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold react to Georges St-Pierre vacating the middleweight title

Shortly after winning the UFC middleweight title with an exciting, third-round submission of Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre vacated that title, citing ongoing health concerns that will likely keep him on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Shortly after this development, the UFC elevated its interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker to undisputed champion. Whittaker’s first defense as undisputed...

Dec 12, 2017 6:58 am

VIDEO | Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold have their first staredown in Australia

Shortly after winning the UFC middleweight title with an exciting, third-round submission of Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre vacated that title, citing ongoing health concerns that will likely keep him out of action for some time. In the wake of this development, the UFC promoted its interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker to undisputed champion. Whittaker’s first...

Dec 9, 2017 10:42 am

Kelvin Gastelum Clowns UFC and Claims Robert Whittaker Took the ‘Easy Road’

It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict that Kelvin Gastelum wasn’t going to like Luke Rockhold getting the title shot against Robert Whittaker. The next day after Georges St-Pierre announced he was leaving the middleweight division, the title was vacated and the UFC made Rockhold’s fight in Perth with Whittaker for the undisputed belt. Gastelum felt...

Dec 8, 2017 12:25 pm

Early Odds Released on Luke Rockhold and Robert Whittaker’s Title Fight

After a log jam that brought the middleweight division to a screeching halt, there is about to be a tidal wave of movement like someone blew up a dam. Georges St-Pierre left the middleweight division and now Luke Rockhold’s fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 221 will be for the actual middleweight title. The opening...

Dec 7, 2017 4:30 pm

BREAKING | Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold is on for UFC 221 in Perth!

There were rumblings and rumors floating around about this fight potentially coming to fruition. Especially after current UFC Middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre’s recent news regarding whether or not he’ll come back to the division where he said, “I don’t think so”.  GSP is battling ulcerative colitis anyway so prior to his recent interview it was...

Dec 6, 2017 9:55 am

Report | Robert Whittaker expected to defend interim middleweight title at UFC 221

With UFC middleweight Georges St-Pierre currently sidelined with an injury, the promotion’s interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is now expected to defend his title. The interim champion’s first title defense is expected to occur at UFC 221 this February 11, in Perth, Western Australia. His opponent is expected to be former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight...

Nov 19, 2017 1:35 pm

UFC officials hope to have middleweight champ Georges St-Pierre return at UFC 221

UFC officials hope to have middleweight champ Georges St-Pierre return to action at UFC 221 this February in Perth, Australia. “Listen, bottom line is that we want to have Robbie (Whittaker) fight in Perth,” David Shaw, UFC Vice President of international content said at the UFC Fight Night 121 post-fight press conference via Forbes. “The...

Nov 9, 2017 11:03 am

Georges St-Pierre says he got injured during UFC 217 title fight against Michael Bisping

There have been some debates on how Georges St-Pierre performed in his return to the Octagon after being away from competition for nearly four years. Nonetheless, the former UFC welterweight kingpin secured a dramatic finish, choking Michael Bisping unconscious to become the new UFC middleweight champion and fourth fighter in history to become a two-division...

Nov 7, 2017 12:29 pm

Robert Whittaker Politely Calls Out Georges St-Pierre

Well, he did it. Georges St-Pierre came back to the UFC after being out four years and proved he still is one of the greatest fighters of all time. A career welterweight who reigned supreme before stepping away, St-Pierre jumped up to middleweight and took the title away from Michael Bisping by literally choking him...

Nov 1, 2017 1:33 pm

Michael Bisping Wants His Next Title Defense to be in Manchester

The UFC is coming back to Australia in February for UFC 221. According to a report by Perth Now, Robert Whittaker is scheduled to appear, which definitely makes sense for the hard-hitting Aussie. It was natural to assume that UFC interim middleweight champ Whittaker and whoever comes out the actual middleweight champion at UFC 217,...

Oct 27, 2017 12:23 pm

Derek Brunson Knows He Can Beat Robert Whittaker

Last year, Derek Brunson squared off with hard-hitting Aussie Robert Whittaker and it didn’t exactly go his way. He came out like a man possessed, desperately wanting to get his fifth knockout in a row and the title shot that would come with it. Instead, he got his lights turned off by Robert Whittaker and...