The UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker strongly feels that the UFC handing over title shots to fighters who miss weight is highly unfair. In a recent interview Whittaker stated that fighters who do not make weight should not be rewarded by the UFC with title shots.
Here’s what he had to say:
It’s like me going down to bantamweight, not making weight, winning because I’m much bigger and then getting a title shot, It’s not fair. It’s not fair. Because on the flip side, the guys that are making weight don’t make it easy. It wasn’t easy to cut weight and make weight and do the job. We still had to struggle, we still had to diet weeks out. We’re just more professional at it. We just did it right.
It’s a very funny topic, missing weight and getting title shots, I think the punishments should be more severe, but I don’t know.