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Vitor Belfort Blasts ‘Scared’ Michael Bisping for Refusing to Fight Him

The middleweight division was about to get rewound back to normal, that is until Robert Whittaker got injured. That’s not the only curve ball the division got thrown. Urijah Hall …read more

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VIDEO | Luke Rockhold Beleives Yoel Romero is an Easier Fight than Robert Whittaker

The combat world wept when Robert Whittaker had to back out of his fight with Luke Rockhold, especially since it was going to set the middleweight division right for the …read more

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Latest UFC 221 fight card, rumors and updates for ‘Rockhold vs Romero’ PPV on Feb. 10 in Perth, Australia

With UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker ruled medically unfit to compete, ex-titleholder Luke Rockhold will collide with top contender Yoel Romero for the interim strap. Elsewhere on the card, hometown …read more

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Rockhold ideally wanted to fight Whittaker at UFC 221 but believes Yoel Romero is the easier fight

Luke Rockhold believes Yoel Romero has more holes in his game than Robert Whittaker. Luke Rockhold really wanted to be the one to dethrone middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC …read more

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UFC 221: Luke Rockhold will beat up Yoel Romero because that’s what a champion does

After Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was forced out of his first-ever title defense against Luke Rockhold — which was set to go down at UFC 221 …read more

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Luke Rockhold says Yoel Romero ‘has more holes to expose’ than Robert Whittaker

Just like the rest of the MMA world, Luke Rockhold found out the bad news regarding UFC 221 on Friday night.
In a flash, Rockhold’s Feb. 11 title fight against …read more

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David Branch Disappointed to Lose Out on Yoel Romero Bout

David Branch was looking forward to ‘righting a few wrongs’ against perennial contender Yoel Romero at UFC on FOX 28 next month. With UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker pulling out …read more

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Statement on UFC 221 in Perth

“Due to several significant injuries suffered recently, current middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, has been ruled medically unable to compete in the championship bout at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia. …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2018, 6:16 am By
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Robert Whittaker releases statement, apologizes to fans for UFC 221 withdrawal

Robert Whittaker is devastated with having to pull out of his interim title bout against Luke Rockhold. Yesterday, it was announced that UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker had been …read more

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BREAKING | The Co Main Event of UFC Missouri is Off After Weigh-ins

This year is off to a crazy start. We just lost Robert Whittaker’s fight with Luke Rockhold due to an injury. Before that, Zak Cummings had to pull out of …read more

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Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero to Vie for Interim MW Title at UFC 221 After Whittaker Injury

UFC 221 has a new main event after middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw from the card due to injury. …read more

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Robert Whittaker issues statement on UFC 221 removal: ‘I’ve been ruled medically unable to compete’

Fight fans woke up to bad news earlier today (Sat., Jan. 13, 2018) when it was revealed that UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker had been forced out of his first …read more

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Robert Whittaker Out, Rockhold vs. Romero Set For Interim Title at UFC 221

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title hasn’t dropped the interim tag after all. Middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker was set to defend his gold against Luke Rockhold. The bout …read more

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Robert Whittaker injured, Yoel Romero steps in to fight Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 for interim title

We are just two weeks into the new year and the UFC injury bug has already revealed its ugly head.
Due to an undisclosed injury, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has …read more

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‘Jacare’ Souza nearly retired following loss to Robert Whittaker last April

Despite how close he was to a UFC title shot last year, Brazilian veteran Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza nearly called an end to his career.
The 38-year-old middleweight contender was riding high …read more

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Robert Whittaker releases statement about UFC 221 withdrawal

Robert Whittaker was thrust into an unenviable position Friday night.
Whittaker (19-4), the reigning UFC middleweight champion, was forced to withdraw from his first scheduled title defense on Feb. 11 at …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2018, 9:16 am By
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Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221; Yoel Romero to fight Luke Rockhold for interim belt

Robert Whittaker’s first title defense as undisputed UFC middleweight champion is on hold.
Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has withdrawn from his UFC 221 title defense against Luke Rockhold (16-3 MMA, …read more

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Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221 with injury, Luke Rockhold to fight Yoel Romero for interim title

Robert Whittaker’s first title defense is going to have to wait.
What was slated to be a homecoming for Whittaker at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, has now been shelved. The …read more

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Robert Whittaker Injured; Luke Rockhold Now Faces Yoel Romero for Interim Title at UFC 221

UFC 221 has just suffered a major loss.
Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been forced out of the main event due to an undisclosed injury. With Whittaker out, the UFC has …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2018, 8:17 am By
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Robert Whittaker out, Yoel Romero to face Luke Rockhold in new UFC 221 main event

An interim title has been created following an injury to UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Just under one month out from UFC 221, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is now …read more

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Whittaker withdraws from UFC 221, Romero in

An undisclosed injury has forced middleweight champion Robert Whittaker out of his UFC 221 bout against Luke Rockhold next month. Yoel Romero will replace Whittaker in the fight. …read more

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‘Jacare’ Souza almost retired following loss to Robert Whittaker

Ronaldo Souza is returning to action nine months after a tough loss to future UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, but he was close to not coming back at all.
“Jacare” was …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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UFC 221 poster pic for ‘Whittaker vs Rockhold’ on Feb. 11 in Perth

Now that Georges St-Pierre has vacated the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title, Robert Whittaker — who previously defeated Yoel Romero for the interim strap — will move on to …read more

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UFC releases official poster for UFC 221: Whittaker vs. Rockhold

The specter of Luke Rockhold looms large over UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker — or at least it does on UFC 221’s event poster.
The UFC’s official Oceania Twitter account debuted …read more

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PHOTO | Check out the official Poster for UFC 221!

UFC 221 on February 11 returns to Australia when they touch down in Perth for the first time! Headlining the event will be UFC Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker in his …read more

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Luke Rockhold Shares a Cheery Holiday Message

Luke Rockhold was in Australia recently to promote his upcoming challenge of UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in Perth, Western Australia.
While he was there, Rockhold took advantage of the location, …read more

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Latest UFC 221 fight card, rumors and updates for ‘Whittaker vs Rockhold’ PPV on Feb. 10 in Perth, Australia

With both Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre eliminated from the 185-pound title picture, Robert Whittaker is named UFC middleweight champion and will make his first title defense against ex-titleholder Luke …read more

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Yoel Romero Verbally Agrees to a Big Fight at UFC Orlando

We haven’t seen Yoel Romero since his decision loss to Robert Whittaker back in July. Up until then, the middleweight monster was on an eight-fight win streak with huge wins …read more

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Yoel Romero trashes Luke Rockhold for avoiding him, eyes another middleweight rival

Top UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero is having a tough time finding an opponent. Having recently come up short against reigning champion Robert Whittaker, he was hoping his next fight …read more

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Yoel Romero can’t get anyone to fight him, says Luke Rockhold ducked him in favor of ‘easier fight’

After losing to Robert Whittaker at UFC 213 in an interim Middleweight title fight, Yoel Romero hoped to return to action against Luke Rockhold. But, apparently Luke wasn’t having it, …read more

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Luke Rockhold: Robert Whittaker is ‘the man’, but I’m taking back ‘my belt’ at UFC 221

Luke Rockhold talks about his upcoming title bout against Robert Whittaker at UFC 221. Luke Rockhold might have had a heated rivalry with former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, but …read more

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Robert Whittaker: ‘I Am the Real Champ’

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will get his chance put his stamp on the title when he faces former titleholder Luke Rockhold on Feb. 11 in the UFC 221 main …read more

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Robert Whittaker ‘Disappointed’ Not to Fight ‘Idol’ Georges St-Pierre

Recently crowned UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker feels somewhat ambivalent at short-term champ Georges St-Pierre’s decision to vacate the title While recognizing that the Canadian legend did the right thing …read more

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Posted on December 15, 2017, 7:46 pm By
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VIDEO | Robert Whittaker Disappointed He Couldn’t Fight Idol Georges St-Pierre

After the shake-up at middleweight, everything seems to have returned to normal. Not only is there movement, not only does Robert Whittaker get a fight, it’s with Luke Rockhold for …read more

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Twitter Mailbag: Do fans fully appreciate Robert Whittaker's streak, even without a unified title?

Do fans fully appreciate the awesomeness of the winning streak that “Bobby Knuckles” is on? How about Bob Lawler’s evolving brawlerhood headed into Saturday’s UFC on FOX 26 main event? …read more

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Luke Rockhold Calls Kelvin Gastelum ‘Little Midget,” Not Training at AKA Before Title-Fight

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will try to reclaim the title in 2018 when he faces off against Robert Whittaker in Australia at UFC 221. The 33-year-old Rockhold (16-3) …read more

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Robert Whittaker on being undisputed UFC middleweight champion: ‘I’m just happy to have closure’

Robert Whittaker is simply happy about the recent developments in the UFC’s middleweight division. For a few weeks, there was some uncertainty in the middleweight division when Georges St-Pierre …read more

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Posted on December 13, 2017, 7:16 pm By
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UFC 221: Robert Whittaker happy to have closure, goal in sight now that Georges St-Pierre stepped down

While the anxiety built up for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White awaiting Georges St-Pierre’s next move, the same could be said for Robert Whittaker.
“The Reaper” had to …read more

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VIDEO | Coach Admits He Thought Michael Bisping Would KO Georges St-Pierre

Just last week, Georges St-Pierre vacated his freshly won UFC middleweight title, directly promoting Robert Whittaker’s fight with Luke Rockhold in Perth for the undisputed belt. It was the fallout …read more

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Robert Whittaker: I’m Just Happy to Have Closure at Middleweight

You won’t hear any complaints from Robert Whittaker. “The Reaper” is now recognized as the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder. Georges St-Pierre vacated his middleweight gold, sighting …read more

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Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold react to Georges St-Pierre vacating the middleweight title

Shortly after winning the UFC middleweight title with an exciting, third-round submission of Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre vacated that title, citing ongoing health concerns that will likely keep him on …read more

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Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold’s First UFC 221 Face-Off Video

The first face off!! @RobWhittakerMMA vs. LukeRockhold at #UFC221
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UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and challenger Luke Rockhold squared off for the first …read more

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Robert Whittaker happy to ‘have closure’ with GSP, UFC middleweight title

Robert Whittaker made his first official appearance as the UFC’s middleweight champion at the UFC 221 press conference in Perth on Tuesday morning where he claimed he was happy to …read more

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Robert Whittaker, Luke Rockhold face off ahead of UFC 221 title fight

Just days after being promoted the undisputed UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker has already faced off with his next opponent.
Whittaker will headline UFC 221 in Perth on Feb. 10 against …read more

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Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold staredown video from UFC 221 media day

Now that Georges St-Pierre has vacated the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title, Robert Whittaker — who previously defeated Yoel Romero for the interim strap — will move on to …read more

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Midnight Mania! St. Pierre had every intention of fighting Robert Whittaker until he got colitis

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Despite what Dana White might tell you, Georges St. Pierre had every …read more

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Gastelum says Robert Whittaker had to choose between him and Rockhold: He took the ‘easier fight’

Kelvin Gastelum believes UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker is trying to avoid a fight with him. Kelvin Gastelum is not too happy about being denied a title shot after his …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum ducked Yoel Romero at UFC Belem, according to manager

Surging Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Kelvin Gastelum, was disappointed after promotion matchmakers overlooked him when it came time to book an opponent for division champion Robert Whittaker.
Read those …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Allegedly Turns Down Huge Main Event for UFC Belem

Once it was announced that Luke Rockhold was fighting Robert Whittaker in Perth for the middleweight title, Kelvin Gastelum took to social media to voice his opinion and declare that …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Clowns UFC and Claims Robert Whittaker Took the ‘Easy Road’

It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict that Kelvin Gastelum wasn’t going to like Luke Rockhold getting the title shot against Robert Whittaker. The next day after Georges St-Pierre announced he …read more

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Early Odds Released on Luke Rockhold and Robert Whittaker’s Title Fight

After a log jam that brought the middleweight division to a screeching halt, there is about to be a tidal wave of movement like someone blew up a dam. Georges …read more

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Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold odds: ‘Reaper’ opens as slight favorite for UFC 221 main event

Now that Georges St-Pierre has vacated the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title, Robert Whittaker — who previously defeated Yoel Romero for the interim strap — will move on to …read more

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UFC 221 odds: Early money on Robert Whittaker over Luke Rockhold

MMA fans – well, MMA bettors, anyway – like Robert Whittaker’s chances to beat Luke Rockhold.
As announced on Thursday, middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) has vacated his …read more

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Whittaker vs Rockhold set for UFC 221 main event

The undisputed UFC middleweight championship will be on the line in Australia on Feb. 10 (Feb. 11 local time), when Robert Whittaker defends his crown for the first time against …read more

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Twitter reacts to Georges St-Pierre vacating title, Robert Whittaker-Luke Rockhold at UFC 221

The UFC’s roster of champions was shaken up Thursday after Georges St-Pierre vacated the middleweight title and Robert Whittaker was promoted from interim to undisputed champion.
St-Pierre’s (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) …read more

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Posted on December 8, 2017, 3:46 am By
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UPDATE | Georges St-Pierre Vacates Middleweight title, Whittaker Defending Undisputed title vs Rockhold

Well, the speculation has ended, Georges St-Pierre’s Middleweight title reign has come to an end before it could even really begin. After it was announced that Robert Whittaker would fight …read more

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Georges St-Pierre vacates the middleweight title, making Robert Whittaker the new champ

In a press release put out by the UFC, GSP states “I don’t want to hold up the division. I will be giving up my belt.” It’s official: Georges St-Pierre …read more

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Georges St-Pierre vacates UFC middleweight title; Robert Whittaker crowned undisputed champion

Georges St-Pierre is no longer the middleweight champion of the UFC.
A little more than a month after beating Michael Bisping to win the belt, St-Pierre has decided to vacate the …read more

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St-Pierre vacates 185 title; Whittaker elevated

With Georges St-Pierre vacating the UFC’s middleweight championship to focus on his health, Robert Whittaker is now the division’s titleholder. Whittaker will face Luke Rockhold in the main event of …read more

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UFC moving ahead with Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold for UFC 221 in Australia

Whittaker will defend his middleweight title against Rockhold in Perth, but will it be the interim belt or the real thing? It sounds like Robert Whittaker is getting his big …read more

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Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold slated for UFC 221

The UFC appears to be moving on with its middleweight division.
The promotion is on the verge of officially booking Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold for UFC 221 on Feb. 10 …read more

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Luke Rockhold vs. Robert Whittaker? Kelvin Gastelum gets out in front to make his case

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCIf Luke Rockhold is next for Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum has something to say.
Word around the campfire is that former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold may get …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum mocks Luke Rockhold on social media with mock poll

Kelvin Gastelum thinks it’s a joke that Luke Rockhold is being considered to challenge Robert Whittaker for the interim middleweight title. Kelvin Gastelum made it clear that he wants to …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Reacts to Luke Rockhold Potentially Fighting Robert Whittaker

The news is still as fresh as the Christmas trees your neighbors are probably already putting up: Luke Rockhold is slated to fight interim UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at …read more

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Report: Talks ‘Underway’ Regarding Robert Whittaker-Luke Rockhold at UFC 221

It is still in the beginning stages, but talks have started regarding a potential middleweight title fight for the interim belt between Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold. Preliminary talks are …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum roasts Luke Rockhold with social media poll

Earlier this week, on the latest edition of The MMA Hour, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold called for a fight the division’s interim champion Robert Whittaker.
“They have to make …read more

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Luke Rockhold has a stern message for Georges St-Pierre

Now that Georges St-Pierre is the UFC middleweight champion, the big question is, who does he fight next? Though interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker would seem to be the most …read more

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Luke Rockhold wants to fight ‘real champion’ Robert Whittaker after Georges St-Pierre started ‘backtracking’ with claims of colitis

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre recently revealed that a bad case of colitis will sideline him for the foreseeable future, putting the division on hold for …read more

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Dana White says Georges St-Pierre is ‘out for a minute’ with colitis

Looks like interim UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will have to wait a little bit longer to get his hands on current champion Georges St-Pierre.
According to UFC president Dana White, …read more

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Interim UFC champ Robert Whittaker reacts to Georges St-Pierre's sidelining colitis

Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFCRobert Whittaker is keeping things classy in the wake of the news that UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is sidelined with a case …read more

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VIDEO | Dana White: Georges St-Pierre Left With ‘Nothing But Animals’ For Opponents

It seems the UFC has sort of backed themselves into a corner. Robert Whittaker fought the guy no one wanted to and beat Yoel Romero fair and square to win …read more

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Dana White: I'll be super pissed if GSP doesn't defend the middleweight belt

White thinks St-Pierre should fight Robert Whittaker ‘because that’s what we agreed to.’ Georges St-Pierre may be contractually obligated to defend his new 185 pound title against Robert Whittaker, but …read more

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Posted on November 29, 2017, 1:16 am By
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Yoel Romero Targeting a Rematch with Robert Whittaker

Romero believes there is only one option on the horizon for his next fight and that is a rematch with UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker The Cuban lost his …read more

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Posted on November 27, 2017, 12:16 pm By
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EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero only thinks about the UFC belt, eyes a rematch with Robert Whittaker

Yoel Romero says he only thinks about the UFC belt and eyes a rematch with Robert Whittaker in early 2018.
Top UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero has a plan for when …read more

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UFC Shanghai recap: Gastelum knocks out Bisping, wants Whittaker next

After a huge first round knockout win over Michael Bisping, Kelvin Gastelum now wants his shot at interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Just three weeks ago, Michael Bisping stepped …read more

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