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Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

Robert Whittaker Says Fighters Who Miss Weight Shouldn’t Get Title Shots

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Whittaker (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Darren Till will face Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title at UFC 228, despite missing weight for his last bout, and it looks like Robert Whittaker isn’t a fan of that decision.

Till came in several pounds over weight for his bout with Stephen Thompson in May, and following his decision win over the contender, he’s been booked for a title shot on September 8th. Whittaker faced Yoel Romero in June, who was tapped for a bout with the middleweight champ, despite the fact he missed weight for his February bout with Luke Rockhold.

Recently Whittaker spoke with the media during a luncheon, and while discussing the situation, he said this (quote via MMA Fighting):

“It’s like me going down to bantamweight, not making weight, winning because I’m much bigger and then getting a title shot,” said Whittaker. “It’s not fair. It’s not fair. Because on the flip side, the guys that are making weight don’t make it easy. It wasn’t easy to cut weight and make weight and do the job. We still had to struggle, we still had to diet weeks out. We’re just more professional at it. We just did it right.”

Whittaker is expected to face Kelvin Gastelum sometime in early 2019. The middleweights are coaching opposite one another on the 28th Season of The Ultimate Fighter.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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