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Take a look at Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson’s best UFC fights

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With wins over Robert Whittaker, Patrick Cote, Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald and Jorge Masvidal under his belt, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has proven himself to be one of …read more

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Adesanya: I’ll show Whittaker I’m greater than I think I am

Israel Adesanya has discussed recent comments from Robert Whittaker in which downplayed the undefeated star’s skills. Israel Adesanya has addressed recent comments from UFC middleweight champion Robert Whitakker in which …read more

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Israel Adesanya Responds To Robert Whittaker Saying He Isn’t As Good As He Thinks

Israel Adesanya is aware of Robert Whittaker’s recent comments. Whittaker made it clear that he doesn’t see what the hype is all about in Adesanya. The current Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Posted on March 14, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Morning Report: Israel Adesanya on Robert Whittaker: ‘He thinks I’m not as good as I think I am, I’ll show him I’m greater than I think I am’

Israel Adesanya will face Kelvin Gastelum for the interim middleweight title at UFC 236, but he already has his sights set on bigger game, namely the middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.
Whittaker …read more

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Israel Adesanya: ‘F*** the belt’

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker recently shared his belief that, between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya, who battle for the interim belt at UFC 236, Adesanya the easier matchup.

Speaking …read more

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Whittaker: Adesanya ‘matches up better’ for me than Gastelum

Robert Whittaker prefers a fight against Israel Adesanya over Kelvin Gastelum. Because of the uncertainty around Robert Whittaker’s return date, the UFC decided to take action. Their decision ended …read more

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Robert Whittaker: ‘Adesanya Is a Better Stylistic Matchup for Me than Gastelum’

Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champ Robert Whittaker is still recovering from the hernia surgery that forced him out of his scheduled title defense at UFC 234, but he has his …read more

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Posted on February 26, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Robert Whittaker shares ideal timeframe for UFC return

UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker was supposed to defend his title against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234 earlier this month, but was unfortunately forced out of …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker on UFC 236 interim title fight: ‘Are Adesanya and Gastelum gonna fight for Cejudo’s belt?’

At UFC 234, Robert Whittaker was supposed to defend his middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum. Of course, as you know by now, that didn’t happen. The evening before the bout, …read more

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Robert Whittaker will discover my greatness first hand, Israel Adesanya says

Israel Adesanya has fired back in response to Robert Whittaker’s claims the Kiwi is “not as good as he thinks he is”, saying he’ll show the Australian the extent of …read more

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Robert Whittaker believes he matches up better against Israel Adesanya over Kelvin Gastelum

At UFC 234 earlier this month, the UFC went back down under as they touched down in Melbourne, Australia for their first pay-per-view event of the year.

In the main event, …read more

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Paulo Costa: Kelvin Gastelum interim title fight almost mine after Israel Adesanya initially declined

With middleweight champion Robert Whittaker sidelined after surgery, would-be title challenger Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya were chosen to compete for the UFC’s interim 185-pound title.
According to Paulo Costa, however, …read more

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Midnight Mania! Whittaker: Adesanya Not ‘As Good As He Thinks He Is’

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UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker thinks Israel Adesanya will beat Kelvin …read more

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Robert Whittaker reacts to Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya booking

Robert Whittaker was supposed to defend the UFC middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234 earlier this month. Unfortunately, the champion was forced out of the fight on the …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker hoping to fight Israel Adesanya: ‘He isn’t as good as he thinks he is’

Robert Whittaker does not intend to be sidelined for long.
Earlier this month, Robert Whittaker was supposed to headline UFC 234, defending his middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum. Instead, the day …read more

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Interim UFC Title Fight Between Adesanya & Gastelum Is The Right Call

It was less than two weeks ago when UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker pulled out of UFC 234 the day of his scheduled title defense against Kelvin Gastelum due to …read more

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Adesanya-Gastelum for interim title at UFC 236

Israel Adesanya will face Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 for the interim middleweight title while champion Robert Whittaker continues to recover from emergency surgery earlier this month. …read more

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Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum set for UFC 236 with interim title at stake

With champion Robert Whittaker recovering from surgery, the UFC is moving forward with an interim title in the middleweight division.
Undefeated Israel Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will fight Kelvin Gastelum …read more

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Adesanya replaces injured Whittaker for UFC 236

Israel Adesanya has been named as the replacement for middleweight champion Robert Whittaker for UFC 236 and will face Kelvin Gastelum in the pay-per-view event. …read more

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Whittaker: If Adesanya or Gastelum want something to do, fight Romero

Robert Whittaker has a suggestion for two of the UFC’s top middleweight contenders. Surging UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya has called for Robert Whittaker to be stripped of the middleweight …read more

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Whittaker on Gastelum’s belt parade at UFC 234: ‘It was adorable’

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker talks about Kelvin Gastelum having the title belt during UFC 234, and his next plans after he heals up from injury. Middleweight title challenger Kelvin …read more

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Robert Whittaker 'not worried' about UFC's next move, calls Kelvin Gastelum's belt stunt 'adorable'

Had middleweight champion Robert Whittaker competed at UFC 234, it could’ve been fatal. But his title fight with Kelvin Gastelum was scrapped at the last minute after abdominal pain he …read more

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Adesanya says Whittaker should be stripped of UFC title

Should UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker be stripped for missing another Octagon appearance? Top contender Israel Adesanya says yes. …read more

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Robert Whittaker encourages Adesanya and Gastelum to fight Yoel Romero if they ‘want something to do’

On Saturday afternoon — mere hours before his scheduled fight with Kelvin GastelumUFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker was rushed to the hospital for surgery as the result of …read more

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Robert Whittaker Addresses Calls for Being Stripped

After being discharged from the hospital following an emergency hernia surgery on Saturday evening, Robert Whittaker has spoken at length about the aftermath of UFC 234 and his status as …read more

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Posted on February 14, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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Robert Whittaker comments on Kelvin Gastelum’s health issues ahead of UFC 234

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and top contender Kelvin Gastelum were supposed to fight in the main event of UFC 234 last weekend. Regrettably, Whittaker was forced out of this …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker discusses Kelvin Gastelum’s ‘adorable’ stunt at UFC 234 and who he will fight next

The day before UFC 234, Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense due to a collapsed bowel that required emergency surgery. It was a crushing blow …read more

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Whittaker discharged from hospital, sets timetable for return

Robert Whittaker has been released from the hospital following surgery, and his manager Titus Day gives an update on his return. Robert Whittaker is on the path to …read more

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Robert Whittaker Out Of The Hospital, Targets Summer UFC Return

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker is out of the hospital three days after undergoing emergency surgery. Whittaker was scheduled to defend his UFC middleweight championship against …read more

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Posted on February 13, 2019, 11:46 pm By
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UFC champ Robert Whittaker's manager on potential return: 'Hopefully closer to June'

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was released from a Melbourne, Australia hospital Tuesday, and now begins his road to recovery.
Whittaker was a day-of withdrawal from his scheduled UFC 234 title …read more

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Abdelaziz: Gastelum 'Very Happy' With Compensation For UFC 234; Targeting Summer Rebooking

Kelvin Gastelum may have left Melbourne without the middleweight belt after his title bout with Robert Whittaker was cancelled last weekend, but he didn’t leave completely empty-handed. …read more

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Michael Bisping Criticizes Kelvin Gastelum For Wearing UFC Title

Michael Bisping isn’t impressed by Kelvin Gastelum’s shtick at UFC 234. The main event of UFC 234 was supposed to feature a middleweight title bout between champion Robert Whittaker and …read more

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Robert Whittaker released from hospital, return time depends on recovery

UFC 234 was looking to be a perfect event on the Friday night prior to. All fighters had weighed in and hit their respective marks in their divisions. Everything was …read more

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Posted on February 13, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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UFC champ Robert Whittaker released from hospital, targets summer return

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been released from a Melbourne hospital, and according to his manager, if all goes well, he could be back in the cage defending his …read more

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Fortunes changed for five at UFC 234

Kelvin Gastelum’s reaction to Robert Whittaker’s emergency bowel and hernia surgery, which cancelled their middleweight championship fight at UFC 234 on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, was to parade around on …read more

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Posted on February 13, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Abedelaziz: Gastelum 'Very Happy' With Compensation For UFC 234; Targeting Summer Rebooking

Kelvin Gastelum may have left Melbourne without the middleweight belt after his title bout with Robert Whittaker was cancelled last weekend, but he didn’t leave completely empty-handed. …read more

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Ali Abedelaziz: Gastelum 'Very Happy' With Compensation For UFC 234; Targeting June-July Rebooking

Kelvin Gastelum may have left Melbourne without the middleweight belt after his title bout with Robert Whittaker was cancelled last weekend, but he didn’t leave completely empty-handed. …read more

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Ali Abedelaziz: Kelvin Gastelum 'Very Happy' With Compensation For UFC 234; Targeting June-July Rebooking

Kelvin Gastelum may have left Melbourne without the middleweight belt after his title bout with Robert Whittaker was cancelled last weekend, but he didn’t leave completely empty-handed. …read more

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Israel Adesanya compares Robert Whittaker to Dominick Cruz: “This is another one of those”

Undefeated UFC middleweight contender Israel Adesanya does not want to see the promotions 185-pound division held up by injured champ Robert Whittaker.

Whittaker was supposed to defend his UFC middleweight championship …read more

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Ali Abedelaziz: Kelvin Gastelum 'Very Happy' With Compensation For Scrapped UFC 234 Bout; Targeting June-July Rebooking

Kelvin Gastelum may have left Melbourne without the middleweight belt after his title bout with Robert Whittaker was cancelled last weekend, but he didn’t leave completely empty-handed. …read more

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Israel Adesanya believes Robert Whittaker should be stripped of UFC middleweight title

For someone who had to undergo emergency hernia surgery over the weekend, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker doesn’t seem to be getting that much sympathy.
First, Kelvin Gastelum, who was scheduled …read more

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Manager: Gastelum paid ‘six figures’ after cancelled UFC 234 main event

Kelvin Gastelum got part of his purse after UFC 234 main event fell out. Just hours before UFC 234, Robert Whittaker had emergency surgery, leaving Kelvin Gastelum without an opponent …read more

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Manager: Kelvin Gastelum ‘taken care of’ by UFC, eyes Robert Whittaker rebooking for June or July

UFC 234 didn’t get the cap off that we were all expecting. Sure, Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva was a thrilling chess match. But we were going to get that …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Compensated for UFC 234; Seeks Summer Rebooking

Kelvin Gastelum made the long flight to Melbourne, Australia with the belief that he would be challenging Robert Whittaker for the middleweight championship in front of a sold-out Rod Laver …read more

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Adesanya On Whittaker: ‘Strip Him, Take The Belt Off Him’

UFC 234 was supposed to be the event that finally got the middleweight division back on track. Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum was the first full fledged 185 pound title …read more

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Gastelum hopes to rebook title fight for summer

Kelvin Gastelum was compensated in the “six figures” by the UFC after the cancellation of his title fight against Robert Whittaker, according to Gastelum’s agent. Gastelum’s team hopes to rebook …read more

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Watch Out For Nate Diaz At UFC Phoenix

The MMA world can be a cruel tease. This past weekend’s UFC 234 was a perfect example of this. The championship bout between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum fell out …read more

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Israel Adesanya urges UFC to strip Robert Whittaker, book title fight vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Israel Adesanya doesn’t want to see the UFC middleweight title held up by Robert Whittaker any longer in the aftermath of UFC 234.
Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) was forced out …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum says Israel Adesanya is not yet worthy of a title shot

Kelvin Gastelum, who was supposed to battle Robert Whittaker in the UFC 234 main event, and now considers himself the middleweight champ by default after Whittaker withdrew from the fight …read more

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Adesanya: Strip Whittaker, and I’ll fight Gastelum for the real belt

Israel Adesanya says he thinks Robert Whittaker will get stripped of his middleweight title. Just hours before his supposed title defense, Robert Whittaker had to undergo emergency surgery because of …read more

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Fight Motion! Adesanya Out-Styles Silva Via Ghost Cam

The UFC 234 fight card took a pretty big hit last Sat. night (Feb. 9, 2019) inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, when middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, was rushed …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum says Israel Adesanya is not yet worthy of a title shot

Kelvin Gastelum, who was supposed to battle Robert Whittaker in the UFC 234 main event, and now considers himself the middleweight champ by default after Whittaker withdrew from the fight …read more

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Morning Report: Kelvin Gastelum fires back at “leper” Conor McGregor

Last weekend, when the UFC announced that the scheduled title fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum would no longer be taking place, the initial reaction many people has was …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum roasts ‘leper’ Conor McGregor following UFC 234

UFC 234 ended up being a pretty wild night of action as expected.

Unfortunately, on the day of the event, it had lost its headliner as the middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum: Conor McGregor Is ‘Spreading His Seed All Over Ireland’

Things have escalated quickly between Kelvin Gastelum and Conor McGregor. Gastelum was supposed to challenge Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker for the gold this past Saturday …read more

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Biggest winners from UFC 234

Not that it is over let’s take a look at the biggest winners from last weekend’s UFC 234 card.

Unfortunately, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was forced to have surgery to …read more

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Posted on February 11, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Robert Whittaker Provides Health Update from His Hospital Bed

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker made it through the UFC 234 weigh-ins without a hitch, but during the night ahead of his headlining showdown with Kelvin Gastelum, he was struck …read more

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UFC Champ Robert Whittaker Provides Update from Hospital After Emergency Surgery

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker released an update from his hospital bed following his emergency surgery for a hernia over the weekend. …read more

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Posted on February 11, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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UFC 234: Whittaker issues video statement from hospital

Robert Whittaker has issued a video statement from the hospital following his recent surgery that forced him out of UFC 234. It looks like Robert Whittaker is okay following his …read more

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Posted on February 11, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Israel Adesanya makes the most of his default main event

If somebody had said on Friday that come fight night at UFC 234, Kelvin Gastelum would be holding a UFC belt before ever fighting Robert Whittaker, Donald Cerrone would be …read more

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Israel Adesanya plans to wait for title shot

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was supposed to defend his title opposite Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234 over the weekend. Unfortunately, a serious health issue forced him out of this …read more

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VIDEO | Robert Whittaker issues statement on UFC 234 withdrawal after undergoing emergency surgery

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was expected to defend his title last night in Australia against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234.

However, just hours before the event …read more

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Robert Whittaker Issues First Statement Following UFC 234

On the day of UFC 234, the pay per view lost its main event when Robert Whittaker was forced out of the main event against Kelvin Gastelum due to a …read more

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VIDEO | Robert Whittaker issues statement on UFC 234 withdrawal after undergoing emergency surgery

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was expected to defend his title last night in Australia against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234.

However, just hours before the event …read more

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Robert Whittaker posts video statement from hospital after UFC 234 withdrawal

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is recovering from surgery to repair a collapsed bowel after his withdrawal from UFC 234.
Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) was forced to pull out of …read more

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Robert Whittaker releases video statement from hospital after UFC 234 withdrawal

Robert Whittaker was trying to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234 — even with a severe hernia.
The UFC middleweight champion said Sunday night in a video statement posted to his …read more

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Adesanya: Where do the PPV points go with Whittaker not fighting

Israel Adesanya raised a decent point – if Robert Whittaker doesn’t get PPV since he didn’t fight, should the new headliners get them instead? 24 hours out of UFC 234, …read more

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Posted on February 11, 2019, 1:16 am By
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UFC 238 Booked For June 8 In Chicago

It doesn’t seem that long go that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staged UFC 225 from inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois featuring a Middleweight title fight Robert Whittaker and …read more

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Whittaker may get another fight in Australia

Dana White hasn’t ruled out returning to Australia for another Robert Whittaker title fight despite the Australian’s withdrawal from UFC 234. …read more

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Dana White Says Israel Adesanya Has ‘It’ Factor: ‘He’s Got a Really Bright Future’

With the original UFC 234 headliner scrapped due to Robert Whittaker’s emergency hernia surgery, Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva took center stage in Melbourne on Saturday night. …read more

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The 5 biggest takeaways from UFC 234 – including the sad saga of 'Bobby Knuckles'

What really mattered at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday night? Here are a few things …
1. Oh no, not “Bobby Knuckles” …
One minute you’re Robert Whittaker, the UFC …read more

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Dana White Comes to Robert Whittaker’s Defense

UFC 234 was supposed to to feature Robert Whittaker making his first defense of the UFC middleweight championship against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event. However, a hernia forced Whittaker …read more

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UFC 234, The Morning After: What Did We Learn About Adesanya?

What you may have missed from last night UFC 234 was supposed to set up an all-down-under middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. It still might have, …read more

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Israel Adesanya believes he’s No. 1 contender despite Robert Whittaker pulling out of UFC 234

UFC president Dana White said the UFC 234 fight between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva would be a middleweight title eliminator bout. And Adesanya is going to stick with White’s …read more

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Coach claims Robert Whittaker wanted to delay surgery, fight injured

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was expected to defend his title against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night. In a devastating, …read more

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Dual Surgery Corrects Whittaker’s ‘Twisted And Collapsed Bowel’

Around this time last year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, was in a “life-threatening” situation when staph infection spread to his stomach and started eating away at …read more

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Posted on February 10, 2019, 8:46 am By
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UFC 234 Bonuses! Adesanya, Silva Score FOTN Honors

Despite a last-second main event mix-up courtesy of a Robert Whittaker hernia injury, the action still delivered last night (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) at UFC 234 live on pay-per-view (PPV) …read more

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UFC 234 Accounts for a Sold-Out Audience, Despite Main Event Cancellation

UFC 234 got bit by the worst injury bug possible, losing its headlining fight on the day of the event.
Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was removed from the UFC 234 …read more

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Whittaker’s team says fighting at UFC 234 could have been fatal

Robert Whittaker’s management team released a statement Saturday night on the UFC middleweight champion’s withdrawal from UFC 234. It could have been fatal for Robert Whittaker to fight at UFC …read more

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Posted on February 10, 2019, 6:46 am By
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McGregor Roasts Gastelum For Pretending To Be Champ: ‘There Are Worms Crawling On His Skin!’

After seeing his main event title fight scrapped after middleweight champion Robert Whittaker needed emergency hernia surgery, top contender Kelvin Gastelum still decided to walk around UFC 234 last night …read more

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UFC 234: Adesanya vs. Silva results and post-fight analysis

Mookie Alexander recaps and analyzes the action that took place at UFC 234, which sadly didn’t include a middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. UFC 234 should’ve …read more

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Robert Whittaker’s Management Releases Statement Following UFC 234 Withdrawal

Robert Whittaker desperately wanted to fight at UFC 234 but an emergency surgery to repair a hernia ultimately kept him from competing on Saturday night. The reigning middleweight champion was …read more

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Posted on February 10, 2019, 5:16 am By
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Robert Whittaker Emerges from Emergency Dual Surgery

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was pulled from his UFC 234 headlining title defense against Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday just a few hours before fight time because of a severe …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Declares Himself UFC Middleweight Champion: ‘I Showed Up’

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The UFC 234 fight card came crashing to the ground on Saturday when middleweight champion Robert Whittaker pulled out of his headlining bout with Kelvin Gastelum because of …read more

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UFC 234 Stream: Results, Recaps, Videos And More!

UFC 234 results live online: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view (PPV) TONIGHT (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) with a re-worked main event after Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, was forced …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum says ‘I’m the champ’ after Robert Whittaker’s injury withdrawal from UFC 234

MELBOURNE, Australia — Backstage at UFC 234, Kelvin Gastelum says he earned the middleweight title when Robert Whittaker pulled out due to injury, how he found out Whittaker was out …read more

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VIDEO | Kelvin Gastelum arrives at UFC 234 with a belt and proclaims he is champion

Kelvin Gastelum was expected to challenge Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight championship at tonight’s UFC 234 event in Australia.

Unfortunately for fight fans, just hours before the event began UFC …read more

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Dana White: If Robert Whittaker’s hernia acted up during UFC 234 fight, ‘it could have been fatal’

According to UFC president Dana White, his middleweight champion may have dodged a bullet.
Robert Whittaker was set to defend his title against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum declares himself UFC champ, invites Robert Whittaker for 'crack at my title'

MELBOURNE, AustraliaKelvin Gastelum is declaring himself UFC middleweight champion after Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw from the UFC 234 main event on short notice.
After issuing a classy …read more

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Dana White: Champ Robert Whittaker's injury 'could have been fatal' if he fought at UFC 234

UFC President Dana White has revealed some details about the serious nature of the injury that forced Robert Whittaker to pull out of UFC 234.
Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC), the …read more

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White Describes Whittaker’s ‘Freak’ Injury: ‘It Could Have Been Fatal’

Fight fans received bad news earlier today (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) when UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was removed from his main event title fight against Kelvin Gastelum this evening …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum Reacts To UFC 234 Bout Cancellation

Kelvin Gastelum has taken to social media to deliver a classy statement on the UFC 234 bout cancellation. Gastelum was scheduled to challenge Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight gold …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum reacts following the cancellation of his UFC 234 title fight with Robert Whittaker

Kelvin Gastelum was expected to challenge Robert Whittaker for the promotions middleweight championship in the headliner of tonight’s UFC 234 event in Australia.

That all changed just hours ago, this after …read more

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'Torn' Kelvin Gastelum Releases Statement Regarding UFC 234 Main Event Cancellation

Kelvin Gastelum’s middleweight championship dreams will be put on hold after a hernia forced Robert Whittaker to withdraw from their headlining fight at UFC 234. …read more

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Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234 reaction video

MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti and Jed Meshew react to the news that Robert Whittaker has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 234 main event fight on Saturday afternoon after …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum reacts following the cancellation of his UFC 234 title fight with Robert Whittaker

Kelvin Gastelum was expected to challenge Robert Whittaker for the promotions middleweight championship in the headliner of tonight’s UFC 234 event in Australia.

That all changed just hours ago, this after …read more

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Sonnen, Cerrone Offer To Save UFC 234’s Main Event

If Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had a little more time to handle middleweight champion Robert Whittaker’s last-minute removal from tonight’s (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) main event title fight at UFC …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum issues statement on Robert Whittaker withdrawal

Robbed of the first UFC title opportunity if his career, Kelvin Gastelum is taking the high road.
Gastelum was scheduled to challenge middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of …read more

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Twitter, Gastelum React To Whittaker’s UFC 234 Removal

The MMA world was thrown for a last-minute loop earlier today (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) when it was announced that UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will not be defending his …read more

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Posted on February 9, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Pros react to to Robert Whittaker’s UFC 234 fight-day fallout

The UFC had its first major fight-day fallout of 2019 with UFC 234 on Saturday.
A hernia forced middleweight champion Robert Whittaker out of his main event title defense against Kelvin …read more

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Posted on February 9, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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