Robert Whittaker releases statement RE: unfortunate withdrawl

Robert Whittaker releases statement RE: unfortunate withdrawl

It is unfortunate that Robert Whittaker has had to pull out of his UFC 221 title defense against Luke Rockhold. What is even worse is that he took the hard route against Jacare and Yowl Romero, only to become the interim middleweight champ. Then, GSP beats Michael Bisping and vacates the actual title; Upgrading Whittaker to full champ. Now, Rockhold will fight Romero for what is technically the interim interim title. What a mess.

Whittaker released a statement about having to pull out of his February 11th fight via his Instagram.

“I would like to apologize to all my supporters and fans of MMA for not being able to put on the show you deserve. I’ve been ruled medically unable to compete and wont be able to defend on home soil. This card meant so much to me and I’m devastated for not being able to fight.

All I can do is focus on getting healthy to come back better than ever. All the best to Yoel and Luke for their fight and ill be waiting…”