Robert Whittaker Issued Statement On Title loss
UFC 243 PPV event went down Saturday night (Sat., Oct. 5, 2019) from inside Marvel Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
In the main headliner, Israel Adesanya scored a second-round knockout win over Robert Whittaker to become the undisputed middleweight champion. From early on, Adesanya walked with confidence and didn’t let ‘Reaper’ to invade him. They traded kicks in between, and in the last second of frame one, Adesanya dropped Whittaker, but ‘Reaper’ was saved by the bell.
By the second round, Whittaker seems reckless, and things got worse for him when Adesanya dropped Bobby Knuckles to the canvas and swarmed him with punches, but referee intervenes.
Following his loss Whittaker spoke to Jon Anik and issued a statement:
“Yeah, hats off to Adesanya. He is a great striker. I thought I was doing pretty well, until you get caught.” Whittaker said with a laugh. “But umm, hell, you know I’m only 28. I’ll see him in a fight or two yeah? Thanks for everyone who came out today. Thanks to my family and thanks to my coaches. Everybody did great getting me here. Honestly, this is the best I’ve ever felt. I didn’t get the W today but I am not going anywhere”.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 6, 2019
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