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Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221 with injury, Luke Rockhold to fight Yoel Romero for interim title

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Robert Whittaker’s first title defense is going to have to wait.

What was slated to be a homecoming for Whittaker at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, has now been shelved. The middleweight champion suffered an undisclosed injury and his originally scheduled opponent Luke Rockhold will now fight Yoel Romero for an interim belt in the main event on Feb. 11.

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I bet Whittaker is pulling out and trying to wait for the GSP fight.... I'm just kidding.

Being serious, this sucks. I was really looking forward to this fight. It being in Perth made it that much better. I feel for the Australian fans that are attending that event, especially the ones that are flying there from the east.

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I wonder if he came back too early from the knee injury.

Still a great, super high level replacement fight. It's going to be awesome seeing how Rockhold will deal with the explosiveness of Romero, i think Rockhold can get a finish by round 3 or 4, he's going to make Romero work.

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Robert Whittaker releases statement about UFC 221 withdrawal


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...

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That sucks a fat one. But let me get this straight.
Champion = GSP
Interim = Whittaker
Interim = Romero/Rockhold

......cool

P.S. I thought it was Branch not Rockhold going against Romero

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Will the UFC stop w/ these interim titles...

Post #6   1/14/18 5:45:06PM