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Is Sean Strickland vs. Robert Whittaker next? Coach Eric Nicksick believes that is the fight to make
Is Sean Strickland vs. Robert Whittaker next? Coach Eric Nicksick believes that is the fight to make

Xtreme Couture coach Eric Nicksick likes the idea of Sean Strickland stepping inside the Octagon with another former middleweight… 

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Eric Nicksick likes idea of Sean Strickland fighting Robert Whittaker next: ‘He’s one of the best 185ers to ever do it’

Eric Nicksick has long admired Robert Whittaker, which is one reason why he’d love the challenger for Sean Strickland. 

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Chael Sonnen’s advice for Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa after UFC 298: ‘No more breaks’
Chael Sonnen’s advice for Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa after UFC 298: ‘No more breaks’

Chael Sonnen says activity is key for both Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa after UFC 298. 

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Paulo Costa reacts to Robert Whittaker loss at UFC 298: ‘Damage or touching?’
Paulo Costa reacts to Robert Whittaker loss at UFC 298: ‘Damage or touching?’

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Add UFC middleweight Paulo Costa to the list of fighters confused by MMA scoring after UFC 298. Costa released… 

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UFC 298 Salaries: Alexander Volkanovski ($750K), Robert Whittaker ($400K) Top Payroll

Alexander Volkanovski may have lost his featherweight title on Saturday night, but he was nonetheless compensated quite nicely for his efforts. 

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Robert Whittaker indifferent about potential Sean Strickland matchup, unfazed by trash talk: ‘He’s not that bad’

Following UFC 298, Robert Whittaker reacted to a theorized matchup vs. Sean Strickland and brushed off potential trash talk. 

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Paulo Costa issues statement following loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

Statement 

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Pros react after Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa at UFC 298

Tonight’s UFC 298 event was co-headlined by a highly anticipated middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa. Whittaker (25-7 MMA) had entered the contest… 

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Robert Whittaker outworks Paulo Costa, fights his way back into the win column via UD – UFC 298 Highlights
Robert Whittaker outworks Paulo Costa, fights his way back into the win column via UD – UFC 298 Highlights

Robert Whittaker got back into the win column with a fantastic performance against the returning Paulo Costa in their… 

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Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights
Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Watch Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa full fight video highlights from the co-main event of UFC 298, courtesy of… 

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Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa in UFC 298 war
Robert Whittaker defeats Paulo Costa in UFC 298 war

A middleweight bout with heavyweight implications between former champion Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa served as the UFC 298 co-main event. 

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UFC 298 live blog: Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa
UFC 298 live blog: Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa face off ahead of UFC 298 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This is the UFC 298… 

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Robert Whittaker ‘cocked and ready’ for Paulo Costa: ‘I don’t think he’s encountered anyone like me’
Robert Whittaker ‘cocked and ready’ for Paulo Costa: ‘I don’t think he’s encountered anyone like me’

MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robert Whittaker dives into his UFC 298 fight against Paulo Costa, his loss to Dricus du Plessis, his gaming schedule,… 

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UFC 298 video: Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa make weight for key middleweight bout

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The UFC 298 co-main event is locked in after Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa made weight for their crucial middleweight bout.
After the past three UFC events featured middleweight …read more

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Video – Paulo Costa successfully makes weight for return fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

Yet to tip the scales since he featured back in 2022, former middleweight title challenger, Paulo Costa did so successfully today ahead of his return to the Octagon at UFC …read more

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UFC 298 Clash: Whittaker Vs. Costa!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contenders Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa will collide this weekend (Sat., Feb. 17, 2024) at UFC 298 inside Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
It’s now been …read more

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UFC 298 breakdown: Will Paulo Costa erase former champ Robert Whittaker?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the co-main event for UFC 298.
UFC 298 (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+) takes place Saturday at Honda …read more

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UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa

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Paulo Costa: After I beat Robert Whittaker at UFC 298, I don’t want to hear Khamzat Chimaev’s name

IRVINE, Calif. – Paulo Costa has moved past Khamzat Chimaev.
Costa was scheduled to fight Chimaev this past October at UFC 294, but an elbow infection forced him out of the …read more

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Israel Adesanya: Paulo Costa ‘doesn’t really mix it up,’ loses to Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

Israel Adesanya believes Robert Whittaker has more tools to win than Paulo Costa.
Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) takes on Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 298 (pay-per-view, ESPN, …read more

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Paulo Costa expecting a title shot with UFC 298 win over Robert Whittaker

A colossal bout in the middleweight division serves as Saturday’s UFC 298 co-main event.  Former champion and third-ranked contender Robert Whittaker looks to bounce back from a TKO loss to Dricus …read more

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‘Cocked and ready’ Robert Whittaker focused solely on Paulo Costa at UFC 298 – nothing else

IRVINE, Calif. – Ever since he lost the UFC middleweight championship back in 2019, Robert Whittaker has constantly talked about wanting to reclaim it.
Not this week.
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Israel Adesanya shares prediction for Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 298

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Robert Whittaker excited to go out and “hurt” Paulo Costa at UFC 298: “I’m coming for violence”

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 153 with Robert Whittaker and Geoff Neal

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Video: UFC 298 ‘Countdown’ for Paulo Costa vs. Robert Whittaker

Did you miss the debut of UFC 298 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now.
The segment takes a special look at the middleweight …read more

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Bully The Bully!

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There are rumblings that a scheduled Middleweight collision between former division champion, Robert Whittaker, and ex-title contender, …read more

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Chael Sonnen unsure if Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa happens at UFC 298: “It doesn’t feel like those guys are getting ready to fight”

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Chael Sonnen questions whether Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa will fight at UFC 298

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Chael Sonnen’s gut is telling him that a big fight is about to fall …read more

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Chael Sonnen skeptical about Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa happening at UFC 298

Chael Sonnen casts doubt on Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa happening at UFC 298.
Former middleweight champion Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) is schedule to face Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) …read more

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Henry Cejudo questions whether Paulo Costa will fight at UFC 298

A middleweight clash between former champion Robert Whittaker and sixth-ranked Paulo Costa serves as the UFC 298 co-main event on Feb. 17 in Anaheim, California.  The matchup has monumental implications in the …read more

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Robert Whittaker won’t comment on rumored injury before Dricus Du Plessis fight but admits his training camp “wasn’t optimal”

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Robert Whittaker going in with bad intentions vs. Paulo Costa, looking to ‘really hurt him’ at UFC 298

Robert Whittaker aims to rebound in emphatic fashion at UFC 298.
Former middleweight champion Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) faces Paulo Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in the Feb. 17 co-main …read more

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Robert Whittaker vows to defeat Dricus du Plessis in rematch after UFC 298: ‘I’m a better fighter than he is’

Former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker claims that if he fights newly-crowned divisional titleholder, Dricus du Plessis in a rematch after his return to the Octagon at UFC 298 this …read more

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Natalia Silva predicts teammate Paulo Costa knocks out Robert Whittaker at UFC 298

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Natalia Silva expects her teammate Paulo Costa to score a statement win in his …read more

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Robert Whittaker confident he would dethrone Dricus Du Plessis in a rematch: “9 times out of 10 I beat him”

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Robert Whittaker vows to ‘Hurt’ Paulo Costa at UFC 298: ‘I’m coming into this fight hungrier than ever’

Ex-middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker may have had his suspicions that his announced UFC 298 clash with former title challenger, Paulo Costa may actually take place this time around following a …read more

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Anthony Smith not sold on Paulo Costa as a heavy hitter: ‘He hasn’t knocked out anybody in a while’

Anthony Smith believes Paulo Costa is mislabeled as a knockout artist.
Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) takes on former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) in the UFC 298 …read more

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Robert Whittaker ‘not really’ worried about Paulo Costa pulling out of UFC 298

Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is confident that Paulo Costa will fight him at UFC 298.
Whittaker (24-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) takes on Costa (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in the Feb. …read more

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Robert Whittaker explains why he’s picking “awkward” Dricus du Plessis to defeat Israel Adesanya

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Robert Whittaker: No Controversy Regarding UFC 297 Headliner Scoring

While many have opined that the UFC 297 main event clash between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis could have been scored either way, Robert Whittaker (24-7) disagrees. …read more

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Robert Whittaker predicts Dricus du Plessis beats Israel Adesanya: ‘His fights aren’t the prettiest fights, but they get it done’

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Robert Whittaker believes Dricus du Plessis beats Israel Adesanya if the two actually fight.
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Robert Whittaker doesn’t believe the UFC 297 main event outcome was controversial: “He wanted it more”

Controversy? …read more

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The MMA Hour with Robert Whittaker, Bianca Belair and Montez Ford in studio, Kayla Harrison, Cedric Doumbe, Leah McCourt, and more at 1 p.m. ET

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. …read more

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Robert Whittaker on Dricus Du Plessis beating Sean Strickland” ‘I don’t know why it’s controversial’

Sean Strickland lost the middleweight championship at UFC 297 to Dricus Du Plessis but many, including UFC President Dana White didn’t agree with the decision.   
Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker doesn’t understand why …read more

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Robert Whittaker closing as betting favorite to beat Paulo Costa in UFC 298 grudge fight in March

Finally expected to make his long-anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 298 in March, former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker is hotly-closing as a short betting favorite to beat …read more

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Paulo Costa determined to make ‘Dream Fight’ against Khamzat Chimaev a reality: ‘It Has to Happen’

Though he’s already scheduled for a scrap with Robert Whittaker on February 17, Paulo Costa has high hopes that he’ll share the Octagon with Khamzat Chimaev in 2024.

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Paulo Costa wants ‘dream fight’ against Khamzat Chimaev for UFC middleweight title

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Even though he’s next scheduled to face Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa still has his …read more

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Paulo Costa reveals he still hasn’t signed a contract to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 298, claims the bout is still on

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Paulo Costa unsure fight with Robert Whittaker happens at UFC 298: ‘I didn’t sign yet, I don’t know what happened’

Despite being slated to fight former undisputed middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker at UFC 298 next month in Anaheim, California, polarizing division contender, Paulo Costa has claimed he has yet to …read more

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Paulo Costa calls out ‘Chechen Fraud’ Khamzat Chimaev, seeks unbeaten star for blockbuster UFC 300 fight

Although Paulo Costa has a fight with Robert Whittaker lined up for UFC 298, he’s claiming that he wants to make a quick turnaround to participate in the historic UFC …read more

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