Tag: Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker: ‘It’s not fair’ to grant title shots to fighters who miss weight

Bloodyelbow.com By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez UFC welterweight contender Darren Till missed the 170-pound mark by 3.5 pounds during his headliner fight against Stephen Thompson last May. Nonetheless, he was granted the opportunity to challenge Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title at UFC 228. This kind of situation does not sit well […]

Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum to fight for UFC middleweight title, coach TUF 28

Bloodyelbow.com By Mookie Alexander@mookiealexander A pair of The Ultimate Fighter winners will be coaching the next, and possibly final season of the UFC’s long-running reality competition. During Friday night’s TUF 27 Finale broadcast, Kelvin Gastelum confirmed that he and UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will be the head coaches on […]

Opinion: Robert Whittaker is every bit as good a technician as Demetrious Johnson, maybe even better

Bloodyelbow.com By Barry Mitchell@NakedGambling At UFC 225, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero, two of the greatest fighters of their generation, put on a fight for the ages. It was one of the most highly skilled bouts ever contested in the sport, and showcased tactical greatness, grit, and unthinkable will from […]

Dana White blasts ‘goofball’ Mike Jackson for not finishing CM Punk: ‘He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned’

Bloodyelbow.com By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez The main card of UFC 225 was opened up with a welterweight matchup between CM Punk andMike Jackson. Both 0-1 entering the contest, it was Jackson who ended up with a unanimous decision win, scoring his first victory at the professional level. The manner in which […]