VIDEO: Robert Whittaker Shares Heartwarming Video With Children on Father’s Day

Published 09/09/2021, 10:13 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)


Aside from being one of the best fighters in the UFC, ex-middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is also a dedicated father to four children. Whittaker is well-known for enjoying spending time with his children and wife and has always expressed his love for them to the fans. Robert has always been the kind to spread joy in the octagon as well as outside.

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Australians celebrated father’s day on the 5th of September this year. Robert Whittaker took to Twitter to share a heartwarming video of his family. In the video, the former UFC Middleweight Champion was seen playing musical instruments with his children and spending quality time with them.

Robert Whittaker discussed how being a fighter has helped him as a father in an interview with The Father Hood. Coming home after a long day and seeing his children smile, he said, is the best feeling in the world.

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What’s next for Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker was set to face Israel Adesanya for the second time in November this year. This fixture had UFC fans pumped. The last time they fought on UFC 243, Israel Adesanya knocked Whittaker out after putting up an entertaining show. Whittaker seemed more impatient during the last fight and seemed to strike with anger instead of accuracy. The UFC had planned to hold Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 on Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York, but COVID-19 regulations compelled the promotion to alter its plans. Whittaker’s manager, Titus Day, broke the news to the Daily Telegraph in Australia.

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“Rob had been told he would be fighting at Madison Square Garden,” Titus Day told the Daily Telegraph. “But there have been some issues since and it can’t happen. Apparently, Adesanya could get into America for the fight, but he wouldn’t have been able to get back to New Zealand immediately afterwards. So while we know the fight is going to happen, it’s now become a matter of when. Unfortunately, given everything going on with COVID in Australia and New Zealand at the moment, it may not be until early next year.”

Seems like fans are going to have to wait it out to see this rematch take place.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this newfound new aspect to help him get closer to the action. As he believes that there is something beautiful in the art of MMA, despite all the violence and chaos, Pranit, in his articles, hopes to capture the essence of the cognitive process behind the fighting, the fighters' mental discipline, and personality which stems from their roots and background.

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