Following a rare loss at 185 pounds, former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is taking time to recover and reflect on his recent defeat.
While he had previously suffered two losses against Israel Adesanya, Whittaker had otherwise been successful in his middleweight career before Dricus Du Plessis joined Adesanya as the only men to beat him in the division.
In a video posted on Twitter, Whittaker expressed gratitude towards his family, friends, and coaches for their support. He also congratulated Du Plessis on his victory. Whittaker acknowledged that he didn’t show up to fight and acknowledged that he can’t afford to have an off day in this competitive sport.
Looking forward, Whittaker has set his sights on returning to the octagon by the end of the year and achieving a rebound victory. He believes that overcoming setbacks and challenges only make him stronger and a better athlete.
Whittaker’s fans will be pleased to hear his plan for a quick return, as he previously took considerable time off after a knockout loss.
The determination shown by the #2-ranked middleweight contender demonstrates his unwavering motivation in the sport.
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