The only time Robert Whitaker ever fought an elite striker...

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  1. Alxair

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    Even though I think Robert lost vs Yoel in their second fight, his insane durability during that fight cannot be understated. He also inflicted a lot of damage onto Yoel in those fights. Not saying that Kelvin is bad at all but there is a big step up from him to Yoel and Robert. The only question I have is if Whittaker will be himself again or if he's actually done via injuries.

    Also Whittaker isn't as frustratingly small as Gastelum, so trading will probably look better here.
     
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    That fight was more than 5 years ago. And it was at Welterweight.

    Imagine comparing that version of Whittaker to the one today.

    You're an official retard.
     
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    "But"

    <{Heymansnicker}>
     
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    Whittaker lost his last fight with Romero. Adesanya will dethrone Whittaker when they fight. Mark my words people. You will make easy money here.
     
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    Rob is one of the very few cases when moving up helped a lot. Also I should add that Robert lost to Wonderboy and McGee when he was 22-23 years old. Some guys are late bloomers and become great after some losses.
     
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    Serra knocked out GSP. Great fighters can have bad nights early in their careers.
    Whittaker destroys Wonderboy in a rematch.
     
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    So anyone who has ever lost a fight can't possibly improve in your eyes? Pretty sure a guy who lost to Wonderboy couldn't possibly beat Jacare or withstand the power of Romero, oh wait...
     
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    I think Whitaker has clearly shown he's a much better fighter without trying to drain his body to 170#s.

    I don't think a rematch with Thompson @ 185 would look like the same fight
     
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    Laughable bullshit. Conor goes 2 RDs against a guy who basically had 7 days to train, and you’re equating it to a 5rd war.
     
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    I'd be pretty surprised if Whittaker beats him.

    You can just tell this Israel guy is gonna be champ. So much momentum at such a young age.
     
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    he isn't much better than Kelvin at range. he just has a longer reach lmao.
     
  12. smileyfacedkill2**

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    I keep telling you guys that Robert is another Rich Franklin .
     
  13. RockyLockridge

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    For what its worth, i thought yoel won the rematch for sure if not it was a draw. I think kelvin beats him, weidman can beat him, luke could have beaten him and i for sure think mousasi could beat him. But sure go with mma math.
     
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    Adesanya has done in 1 year what WB will never do: Become Champion
     
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    for what its worth .... youre the one that said why is he hyped.
    Hes hyped because he beat romero who no other middleweight has beaten.
    He destroyed Jacare who realistically was and is a bad matchup for him.
    Styles make fights for sure
    However to say hes overhyped shows your lack of knowledge in mma

    For what its worth again - how does kelvin, Weidman, luke beat him, oh and lol at mousasi who got slammed by jacare - would get slammed by romero :)
    mma math? or just nonsense talk Im thinking.
     
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    Exactly what ive been talking about. Israel pocket fights for no reason. He is skilled, yea, but hes hittable. If hes trying to be AS like, good luck to him on improving his power. Otherwise i see him getting droped by not only Whitaker, but possible romero or Costa
     
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    Agreed. Also Whitaker was never really impressive at 170 dude legit lost to Court McGee before WB.

    Is Robert losing to McGee literally 6 months before Wonderboy knocked him out suppose to mean something today too <TrumpWrong1>
     
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    I know Gas is fast and closes distance well but Izzy having a damn near 10” reach advantage got split open by jabs.

    Robert will find his mark and has more offense to keep Izzy guessing more. Robert will drop him with the left hook. Its my favorite strike of his. Its been a great punch for him since he was a WW and now its deadly AF.
     
  20. RockyLockridge

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    okay well a lot of people think jacare beat romero too. I get that romero is good, but it's not as if he looks unbeatable in every fight that he wins. same with weidman, same with jacare, same with whittaker.

    People act as if there is a sizable skill gap between the MW top 5 and Robert whittaker, I don't believe that there is, I think he could lose to any of them on any night. I'd be very surprised if he amassed more than 3 title defenses.
     
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