Why does nobody talk about Robert Whittaker?

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  1. MonkeyPickAss

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    I think that's wishful thinking. Max is gonna ruin Ortega's day.
     
  2. ThanosKaloritis

    ThanosKaloritis White Belt

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    His last fight was not a dominant performance but I agree he is one of the few middleweight fighter with a well rounded game and actual striking defense. If his chin hasn't taken a hit from his last fight , he could become a long reigning champ. I don't understand why people think Gastelum will KO him.
     
  3. podsox

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    Basically because he won a decision over an overweight Romero. The fight is the definition of a draw but Yoel supporters want to throw another 10-8 rd where it doesn’t belong
     
  4. machidafan99

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    The real fans don't bother anymore. They are crowded out by mcgregerazzi
     
  5. 90 50

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    TUF is still on?

    Losing the spike deal killed them lol.

    Hell is spike tv still on? Seems like they (the ufc and spike) shot each other in the foot on that deal.
     
  6. rearnakedchoke

    rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    Gsp doesnt need to hold him down. Takes him down. Gnp. Leg kicks. Doesnt matter.
     
  7. Gamer2k4

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    What do you want us to talk about? It's not like he goes around throwing dollies at buses to stir up news. He just shows up to fight, and when he does, that's when we'll talk.
     
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    Because he is a legit fighter and not a drama queen like Conor McGregor and sadly Khabib has kinda become somewhat of a diva. Unfortunately too much attention goes to antics outside the cage, fighter pay, contract shit. In that respect there isnt much to say about Whittaker. Sucks because that dude is a fuckin animal and seems like a respectable good guy
     
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  9. flowoftruth

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    I like Whittaker how can you not respect the guy ? But i guess the trashtalkers offer more talking points
     
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    Calipwnia Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Love to watch him fight. He just needs to fight more often and not be injured that will help his buzz
     
  11. Towerworld

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    Great fighter but Yoel beat him and Gastelum probably sleeps him.
     
  12. Casual Fan

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    Bland personality

    Lives in Australia

    Ingured frequently

    Out of sight out of mind.
     
  13. Ivan Ivanov

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    he just need to up his cocaine and bitches game and he'll there
     
  14. Homervanderjaz

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    Because it’s all about how well somebody talks smack now as opposed to how well they fight.
     
  15. Ivan Ivanov

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    Gastelum will most centanly not KO him, sir. To beat Rob Wit right now you have to be great unortodox striker. Gastelum is fast and slick, but has no kicks. His boxing is amazing, but Rob Wit has better hands. So fell free to apologize after the fight ;)
     
  16. HIMBOB

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    Little quoted stat,

    In 8 fights at MW Whittaker has collected 6 OTN bonuses.

    It took Anderson 10 fights to get that many.
     
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    I love the guy, but he is out injured, so no reason to talk about him.

    But I do think he is one of the bright spots on MW division. Came up and beat guys no one thought he could beat. And proved it was not a fluke when he beat Yoel with one hand.
    Maybe there's a good reason why GSP run from him after all....
     
  18. Ivan Ivanov

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    He's polite and respectful. That's the nature of ozzies. He just can't be like Conor. Irish people in general are just not verry clever drunks who like to fight and to talk shit.
     
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    He is sadly not-so-popular, however, he is one of the most talented champions.
     
  20. Towerworld

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    I think Rob is the better fighter but Gastelum's chin is too strong and he hits hard enough to KO Rob with any clean shot.
     

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