Robert Whittaker to Give His Fans a Chance to Connect With Him Personally

Published 09/08/2021, 10:58 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 04: UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker of New Zealand interacts with media during UFC 243 Ultimate Media Day at Marvel Stadium on October 4, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker took to Twitter recently to hold a conversation with the fans. ‘The Reaper’ last fought Kelvin Gastelum at the main event of a UFC Fight Night card. The Aussie is set to rematch Israel Adesanya next.

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‘Bobby Knuckles’ said in the recent video that he was overwhelmed by his fans as they have sent constant appreciation and positive messages towards him. He even asked the fans to drop questions they have for him to which he will reply in a video released in the near future.

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“Thank you for the love and comments and support Comments that you have been putting in my videos lately, Touching videos to me and you guys have been saying such nice things,” said Whittaker.

“Drop the questions below and I will pick the questions and reply to them in a few days in a similar video,” he added further. It will be interesting to see what the fans have in store for Whittaker.

Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2: a possible timeline

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Whittaker lost his belt to ‘The Last Stylebender’ when they previously fought at UFC 243. Adesanya was clearly the better stand-up fighter. He used his striking wizardry to maximum effect. After dropping Whittaker late in the first round, the current champion closed the show via a second round knockout.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya of Nigeria celebrates after his knockout victory over Robert Whittaker of New Zealand in their UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 243 event at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A possible rematch between the duo has been touted since. Whittaker has managed to put together a 3 fight winning streak after the loss. He has bettered the likes of Darren Tii, Jared Cannonier, and Kelvin Gastelum. As for Adesanya, he has defended his middleweight title against Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, and Marvin Vettori after winning it.

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Fans want to see the duo throw down once again as they believe Whittaker is still Adesanya’s biggest threat in the division despite the outcome of the first contest. Also, given the quality that ‘The Reaper‘ possesses, those claims are not too far-fetched. With a proper game plan, he certainly has the ability to defeat anyone on the 185 lbs roster. When the fight gets boked, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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