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UFC: Robert Whittaker eyeing title defense against Chris Weidman

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Past few weeks there has been a lot of verbal back and forth between Kevin Gastelum and Chris Weidman as to who deserves the next shot at the UFC Middleweight title currently held by Robert Whittaker.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Robert Whittaker’s management is pushing for the UFC MW Champ to headline a card at the Madison Square Garden on UFC 231 in New York later this Year. This will make Robert Whittaker in the elite list of Australians who had the privilege to headline at the MSG with few notable names being Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu, Michael Katsidis and Daniel Geale.

UFC: Robert Whittaker eyeing title defense against Chris Weidman - Whittaker

“Madison Square Garden is a possibility,” Day told The Daily Telegraph of Whittaker’s next fight, insisting Whittaker’s broken hand should be healed by then.

“Rob’s the middleweight champ and his last two fights have been wars. So if his hand heals up as quickly as we’re hoping, we would definitely push for him to compete at the greatest fight arena in the world. And Chris Weidman, as the former champ, would be a perfect rival for that fight.

“I’ve spoken to Rob this week and he definitely wants to be ready by the end of the year.

“His surgery went well, it was a clean break which is the best you can get, and there doesn’t seem to have been any complications. So if all goes well, we’ll definitely look at that New York card. It’s traditionally one of the biggest on the UFC calendar and after the way Rob has won his last two fights over in the States, there is huge interest in him now.”

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