UFC 225 Results - Robert Whittaker Reflects on the Hardest Fight of his Career.
Robert Whittaker was forced to go through a five-round battle at UFC 225, but in the end he left the octagon with another victory over Yoel Romero. The fight was competitive from the jump, and after a 25-minute rollercoaster, Whittaker was awarded the victory.
Every minute of the fight was fantastic. When you see two high level martial artists utilising high level techniques going at it 100% of every second, you get a classic fight. It shows the heart of a champion that Whittaker is. He suffered a broken hand, and possibly a leg injury, as well. He was transported to a local hospital in Chicago after the fight, and did not have the opportunity to speak with the media.
This fight may be a contender for a fight of the year. It might be one of the greatest rivalry’s in MMA. Whittaker is currently on a nine-fight winning streak and has netted five fight-night bonuses in his past four UFC appearances. It might be a while before Whittaker is seen back in the octagon, though, since the 185-pound champ will clearly need time to recover from his classic encounter with Romero.
Here’s what Whittaker had to say about the fight:
Let me start with showing respect to @yoelromeromma and his team. That was the hardest fight of my career and it was a war. Last night was my night though and I must say thanks to all the people that made it possible for me to go out there and perform. Thanks to my coaches Fabricio Itte, Alex Prates, Justin Fitzgerald, Justin Lang and Stu McKinnon for the work they put in day in day out. Also huge shout out to the boys and girls at @graciejiujitsusmeatongrange , @standstrongboxing , @liveathletic_ep and @bulldoggymcastlehill . Thank you to my manager Titus Day @6_degrees_group for making all the extra work run smoothly so I can have full focus on the fight. Thank you to all my sponsors @kaplan_homes @musclemealsdirect @musashinutrition @20foursports @bethesda @unibet . Lastly a big thanks to my family, friends and Fans, especially my wife @sofiamareewhittaker for looking after me and making this week real easy. I didn’t need to take the fight but I told you I would give you fireworks…hope you liked them
Whittaker is currently on a nine-fight winning streak and has netted five fight-night bonuses in his past four UFC appearances. It might be a while before Whittaker is seen back in the octagon, though, since the 185-pound champ will clearly need time to recover from his classic encounter with Romero.