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UFC: Robert Whittaker releases statement about his UFC 225 fight, says it was the hardest fight of his career - Robert Whittaker

UFC: Robert Whittaker releases statement about his UFC 225 fight, says it was the hardest fight of his career

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UFC: Robert Whittaker releases statement about his UFC 225 fight, says it was the hardest fight of his career - Robert Whittaker
Renjith Ravindranhttp://www.mmaindia.com
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- Advertisement -UFC: Robert Whittaker releases statement about his UFC 225 fight, says it was the hardest fight of his career - Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker went home with a split decision victory over Yoel Romero last day at UFC 225. The fight, which was entertaining from start to the end, had earned a lot of praise from the fans and many MMA fighters.

UFC: Robert Whittaker releases statement about his UFC 225 fight, says it was the hardest fight of his career - Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker won via split decision at UFC 225 (PC: UFC.COM)

After the fight, Whittaker released a statement on Instagram about how he felt and also went on to note that this was the hardest fight of his career.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj256enF6gy/

“Let me start with showing respect to @yoelromeromma and his team. That was the hardest fight of my career and it was a war. Last night was my night though and I must say thanks to all the people that made it possible for me to go out there and perform. Thanks to my coaches Fabricio Itte, Alex Prates, Justin Fitzgerald, Justin Lang and Stu McKinnon for the work they put in day in day out. Also huge shout out to the boys and girls at @graciejiujitsusmeatongrange , @standstrongboxing , @liveathletic_ep and @bulldoggymcastlehill . Thank you to my manager Titus Day @6_degrees_group for making all the extra work run smoothly so I can have full focus on the fight. Thank you to all my sponsors @kaplan_homes @musclemealsdirect @musashinutrition @20foursports @bethesda @unibet . Lastly a big thanks to my family, friends and Fans, especially my wife @sofiamareewhittaker for looking after me and making this week real easy. I didn’t need to take the fight but I told you I would give you fireworks…hope you liked them,”

With the win, Whittaker now goes to 20-4 in his professional MMA career.

He is also on a nine-fight winning streak at the moment and his last defeat came against former Welterweight contender Stephen Thompson back in 2014.

Yoel Romero, meanwhile, slipped to 13-3 in his professional career and two of these three losses came against Whittaker itself.

 

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