Robert Whittaker News
Robert Whittaker responds to callout from UFC Vegas 82 winner Brendan Allen
Susan Cox - November 22, 2023
Robert Whittaker believes it would be “healthier” for Jon Jones to just relinquish his UFC heavyweight title
Susan Cox - November 22, 2023
Robert Whittaker weighs in on newly announced middleweight title fight between Dricus Du Plessis and Sean Strickland at UFC 297
Susan Cox - November 9, 2023
Robert Whittaker apologizes for his reaction to Islam Makhachev knocking out Alexander Volkanovski
Susan Cox - November 3, 2023
Robert Whittaker weighs in on proposed Khamzat Chimaev vs. Sean Strickland matchup: “It's going to be a hard fight”
Susan Cox - October 30, 2023
Robert Whittaker tells Kamaru Usman to "stick around" at middleweight after UFC 294: "That fight interests me"
Cole Shelton - October 26, 2023
Robert Whittaker is hoping to fight Kamaru Usman next time out. At UFC 294 last weekend in Abu Dhabi, former welterweight champion Usman moved up to middleweight on 11 days’ notice to face Khamzat Chimaev. It was an intriguing matchup and Usman entered it with a lot of confidence, but it was Chimaev who won a majority decision.
Robert Whittaker shares uncompetitive prediction for Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294
Susan Cox - October 19, 2023
Robert Whittaker is sharing an uncompetitive prediction for Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294. UFC 294 takes place this coming Saturday, October 21st at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Robert Whittaker shares his take on Alexander Volkanovski accepting a short notice rematch with Islam Makhachev at UFC 294
Harry Kettle - October 13, 2023
Robert Whittaker has given his thoughts on Alexander Volkanovski taking on Islam Makhachev on short notice at UFC 294. Next weekend at UFC 294, Alexander Volkanovski will challenge Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight championship. It will serve as the second time he’s done so, following a tight decision win for Islam earlier this year.
Robert Whittaker responds to Israel Adesanya being shunned by Sydney fans during Sean Strickland fight
Fernando Quiles - October 1, 2023
Robert Whittaker thinks he has an idea of why fans who attended UFC 293 in Sydney got behind Sean Strickland during his dominant performance over Israel Adesanya. Strickland turned in a stellar showing against “Izzy” last month. He was a massive underdog going into the bout, but he cracked Adesanya with a punch that dropped him in the first round. After the second stanza, Strickland took over the rest of the fight. He managed to dodge out of the way of Adesanya’s kicks, and used his Philly shell defense to pop his opponent and get out of the way of danger. Ultimately, Strickland captured the UFC Middleweight Championship via unanimous decision.
Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker weighs in on the Noche UFC main event controversy: “I probably would have scored it in Shevchenko’s favor”
Harry Kettle - September 20, 2023
Robert Whittaker sees similarities between Kevin Holland and newly crowned UFC champion Sean Strickland: “His career path at the moment is crazy”
Harry Kettle - September 19, 2023
Former UFC champion Robert Whittaker sees similarities between Kevin Holland and Sean Strickland in the way they approach the fight game. Last weekend, Kevin Holland battled Jack Della Maddalena in the co-main event of Noche UFC. While there were some entertaining moments, the bout failed to really live up to the hype, with Della Maddalena getting the nod via split decision. For Holland, it drops him to 2-3 in his last five fights, with all five of those contests coming in the last twelve months.
Robert Whittaker questions if the UFC will keep letting Israel Adesanya get title rematches: "Relax, that's the fight game"
Fernando Quiles - September 14, 2023
Robert Whittaker isn’t so sure the UFC would set a good precedent for the middleweight division if Israel Adesanya keeps receiving title rematches. It has been talked about ad nauseam, but “The Last Stylebender” recently suffered one of the biggest upsets in MMA history. He was outclassed by Sean Strickland to the point where “Izzy” only had one round in the bag. Strickland flustered Adesanya in a way very few expected, and it led to him capturing the UFC Middleweight Championship via unanimous decision.
Robert Whittaker sends a strong message after watching fellow fighters use homophobic slurs at UFC 293: “Really young kids watching. Set a good example”
Harry Kettle - September 12, 2023
UFC star Robert Whittaker wasn’t too pleased after seeing his fellow fighters use homophobic slurs at UFC 293. As was the case for many of us, Robert Whittaker sat and watched UFC 293 last weekend and enjoyed the drama on display throughout. It was a fun, competitive card, with lots of big moments – especially in the middleweight division.
Robert Whittaker rejects idea Israel Adesanya was "off" at UFC 293: "Sean shut him down"
Josh Evanoff - September 11, 2023
UFC middleweight contender Robert Whittaker doesn’t believe Israel Adesanya was off on Saturday. ‘The Last Stylebender’ returned to the octagon opposite Sean Strickland in the main event of UFC 293 this weekend. Heading into the matchup, Israel Adesanya was a massive betting favorite. Furthermore, he was already targeting a future title defense against Dricus du Plessis following his win over Robert Whittaker in July.
Former UFC champion Robert Whittaker has an opponent in mind for his next Octagon appearance
Harry Kettle - July 28, 2023
Sean Strickland slams Robert Whittaker for his UFC 290 loss to Dricus Du Plessis: “He is a one-tricky f**king pony”
Susan Cox - July 25, 2023
Sean Strickland is slamming former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker for his UFC 290 loss to Dricus Du Plessis. It was earlier this month that Robert Whittaker (24-7 MMA) and Dricus Du Plessis (20-2 MMA) met in the Octagon at UFC 290. The result was a TKO loss for Whittaker at 2:23 of round 2.
Robert Whittaker breaks silence after Dricus du Plessis loss: "Worst performance of my career"
Josh Evanoff - July 20, 2023
Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has reflected on his loss to Dricus du Plessis. ‘The Reaper’ returned to the octagon earlier this month at UFC 290. There, he faced Dricus du Plessis in a middleweight title eliminator. Sitting cage-side was middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was vocal about wanting to face ‘Stillknocks’ next. Luckily for ‘The Last Stylebender’, he got his wish.
Robert Whittaker issues statement following TKO loss to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290
Chris Taylor - July 10, 2023
Robert Whittaker has issued a statement following his TKO loss to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290. Whittaker (24-7 MMA), the promotion’s former middleweight title holder, collided with surging 185lbs contender Du Plessis (20-2 MMA) on the main card of Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. It was a high stakes matchup as the winner would be awarded the next title shot against reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
Pros react after Dricus Du Plessis TKO's Robert Whittaker at UFC 290
Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023
Tonight’s UFC 290 main card featured a middleweight number one contender match between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis. Whittaker (24-7 MMA) was returning to the Octagon for the first time since September of 2022 in Paris, where he had earned a lopsided decision victory over Marvin Vettori. ‘The Reaper’ was looking to score a third fight with reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya with a dominant win this evening.
UFC 290 | Pro fighters make their picks for Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis
Cole Shelton - July 6, 2023
In the featured fight of UFC 290, a middleweight title eliminator goes down as Robert Whittaker takes on Dricus Du Plessis. Heading into the fight, Whittaker is a sizeable -400 favorite while the South African is a +300 underdog. Ahead of the fight at UFC 290, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The pros are in favor of the odds as they are unanimous in thinking Whittaker gets the job done.
Robert Whittaker calls Dricus Du Plessis the “most dangerous fight” of his career
Cole Shelton - July 5, 2023
Robert Whittaker has nothing but praise for UFC 290 opponent Dricus Du Plessis. Whittaker is set to take on Du Plessis on Saturday in a scrap he is a sizeable betting favorite in as many expect him to cruise to a win. However, Du Plessis is oozing with confidence that he will pull off the upset and thinks he will finish Whittaker.
Alexander Volkanovski rips people that think Dricus Du Plessis will beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 290
Cole Shelton - July 4, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski doesn’t think Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis will be all that competitive. Whittaker is set to take on Du Plessis on the main card of UFC 290 as the fight serves as a title eliminator. It’s a crucial fight and one the Aussie is a sizeable betting favorite in. However, Dricus Du Plessis is confident he has all the tools to beat Robert Whittaker and finish him.
Dricus Du Plessis plans to finish Robert Whittaker at UFC 290: “We’ll see who’s the biggest dog”
Cole Shelton - June 26, 2023
Dricus Du Plessis is confident he will finish Robert Whittaker at UFC 290. Du Plessis is set for the toughest test of his career as he will take on Whittaker in a title eliminator bout with the winner set to take on Israel Adesanya in September. It’s an intriguing matchup but the oddsmakers have Whittaker as a sizeable betting favorite to get the job done.
Robert Whittaker shares theory on Dricus du Plessis' UFC success: "I do believe that is one of the major reasons"
Fernando Quiles - June 25, 2023
Robert Whittaker reacts to Jared Cannonier's win over Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 75
Fernando Quiles - June 18, 2023
Robert Whittaker has shared his initial response to Jared Cannonier’s unanimous decision victory over Marvin Vettori at UFC Vegas 75. Jared Cannonier vs. Marvin Vettori headlined UFC Vegas 75 inside the UFC Apex. This showdown in the state of Nevada went all five rounds. Cannonier’s relentless pressure on the feet gave Vettori problems all night. The damage on Marvin Vettori’s face was apparent. The striking of Jared Cannonier was crisp and he looked like a serious middleweight contender.
Robert Whittaker explains why he's "so happy" he's fighting Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290
Cole Shelton - May 25, 2023
Robert Whittaker is pleased he got matched up with Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290. Whittaker is set for a title-eliminator fight against Du Plessis in a very intriguing middleweight scrap. Although Israel Adesanya called out Du Plessis, Whittaker says he likes the way the South African is handling his career by taking the toughest fights possible.