Robert Whittaker Advises Israel Adesanya And Kelvin Gastelum To Meet Yoel Romero If They Get Bored While He Recovers From Surgery
Less than 24 hours before the UFC 234 event, reigning UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker pulled out of the title fight against Kelvin Gastelum due to hernia issue. Later ‘Reaper’ underwent surgery to repair a twisted and collapsed bowel.
Whittaker’s currently recovering and targets late summer return. Kelvin Gastelum is still in line for a title shot (who proceeded to crown himself the new middleweight champion). On the other side, Dana White promised “The Last Stylebender” a fight for the belt if he earned a win over Anderson Silva. Adesanya successfully completed the task at UFC 234. Moreover Nigerian-born New Zealander, recently argued that UFC should strip Whittaker off his title so he and Gastelum can fight for a title.
And “The Reaper” came up to the great idea for Adesanya and Gastelum. He advises both to fight Yoel Romero while he recovers from an injury.
Robert Whittaker fought Romero two times in the past and came out victorious via decision.
After those fights, Robert Whittaker shared his experience of fighting a monster fighter. ‘Reaper’ encourages both of his potential rivals to try the dangerous Cuban out if they look to do something while he is out of action. (h/t MMAFighting)
“Definitely [Romero is the second best guy in the division],” Whittaker said recently on his Grange TV YouTube channel. “If Adesanya or Gastelum want something to do, fight him. [Laughing] He’s fun. He’s a great fight.”
Yoel Romero is set to meet dangerous Brazilian striker Paulo Costa, who currently runs on a 12-0 streak. The two will test their skills at UFC Miami, which will go down on April 27, 2019.
What are your thoughts on Whittaker’s fabulous suggestion?