UFC 234: Robert Whittaker Shares Out Video Statement From Hospital
By FCF Staff
By all accounts, Robert Whittaker has undergone successful surgery in Melbourne, Australia, but the UFC’s middleweight champ remains in hospital.
Shortly before Whittaker was supposed to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234 on Saturday, it was revealed the champ had incurred an internal hernia that required emergency surgery. More recently Whittaker shared out the video statement below from his hospital bed.
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Hey guys ! Still kicking. I'm sorry to all my friends, fans and family for not being able to get in there Sunday. Apparently if you get emergency surgeries you can't be cleared to fight. Thanks for the overwhelming support from all my fans I am so blessed to know you guys have my back. A big thanks to my team mates @fabricioitte @alexprates07 @standstrongboxingcoachjustin @justinlang_ep @titusday77 and all the others from behind the scenes you guys were there from start to finish worrying and prioritizing my health above all. Lastly to @danawhite and @ufc for the immediate help and support throughout the process of testing and the emergency surgeries. I am blessed I found out when I did and avoided life long consequences. I'll be back better than ever.