UFC FN 86: Robert Whiteford Credits “Tough Upbringing” For Making Him “The Man I am Today”
By FCF Staff
Robert Whiteford has become one of Scotland’s top exports for mixed-martial-arts, and “The Hammer” says a harsh and difficult childhood is a key reason why.
Recently the Scottish featherweight spoke to UFC.com, in advance of his bout Sunday with Lucas Martins. While reflecting on his formative years, Whiteford had this to say:
“Everybody knows that I had a pretty tough upbringing,” Whiteford said. “I was in a children’s home from the age of six years old. I was around violence, I was around bullies, I was away from home. That shaped me into the man I am today. In the fight game, it seems that comfortable place for me. I’m at my most comfortable when I’m working hard and punching people in the face and getting punched back in the face.”
“This game’s not for everybody.”
Whiteford (12-3) is coming off a decision loss to Darren Elkins in October. Martins (15-3), meanwhile, was stopped by Mirsad Bektic last May.
UFC FN 86 will take place in Zagreb, Croatia.