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Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

Robert Whittaker’s Not Interested in Fighting Yoel Romero “Forever”

Robert Whittaker (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following Saturday’s tightly contested bout between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero, there’s been debate about whether the UFC should book a third fight between them. Based off comments Whittaker has made, however, it doesn’t sound like the middleweight champ’s interested.

Whittaker won the entertaining rematch by split decision, but since Romero had the champion badly hurt in round five, some observers have questioned the judges’ scoring. During a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour“, however, Whittaker had this to say about fighting Romero again (quote via MMA Mania):

“When Rogan asked me in the Octagon the other night, he said rubbermatch and for one, I have never heard of the term rubber match so he caught me off guard there,” Whittaker said. “Second, I had just beat the boogeyman of the division twice back-to-back. I don’t think it’s how the division, UFC conducts business to get the champion to fight one guy, who on both occasions doesn’t make weight for a championship fight, back-to-back-to-back. Like, am I going to fight Yoel Romero forever?”

The renowned fighters also fought last July, and Whittaker won that bout via unanimous decision.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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