Robert Whittaker Blasts UFC Fighters For Stepping On Each Other To Get Ahead
Robert Whittaker made it to Middleweight Champion without talking smack. In his opinion, more UFC fighters should follow in his path.
If there is one thing that is known, it is that Robert Whittaker does not need to talk trash to put on exciting fights. On the other hand, he does not think this makes him a nice guy. He spoke to Submission Radio leading up to his UFC 243 bout with Israel Adesanya about this issue.
Whittaker’s opponent, Adesanaya is known for being rather outspoken. Despite this, Whittaker does not retaliate Subsequently, this caused people to accuse him of being nice, which he did not care for.
“I don’t know why everyone calls me a nice guy, to be honest. Like, I’m not nice just because I’m not a d**khead, you know what I mean? Everyone, especially in the MMA game, everyone wants to jump on each other. they want to shit on each other. they want to try to, instead of improving and building their own careers and improving the scene, improving the sport themselves, they’d rather shit on everybody around them.”
Additionally, Whittaker wanted to make it clear this does not reflect his hunger for victory.
“Just because I don’t talk trash and I’m not mouthy and I’m not mouthing off like I’m in the school yard, doesn’t mean I don’t take this for what it is. I’m doing everything in my power to break you, because we are going to go fight in an Octagon. I don’t need to smack talk to get in that mind frame. I’m already there. Like, we’re gonna go fight to the death in so many months time and I’m gonna give everything I have, I just don’t smack talk though. But don’t misinterpret that for me not taking the fight seriously.”