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Sport Whittaker out of UFC 221 in Perth

16:56  13 january  2018
16:56  13 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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UFC 221 : Romero vs. Rockhold was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on February 11, 2018, at Perth Arena in Perth , Australia. While the UFC has hosted 11 previous events across the country, the event marked the promotion's first visit to Perth

Robert Whittaker ’s first title defense is going to have to wait. What was slated to be a homecoming for Whittaker at UFC 221 in Perth , Australia, has now been shelved. Video: Nate Diaz storms out of press conference during McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov reveal.

a close up of person © Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been forced to withdraw from UFC 221 in Perth after he was ruled medically unable to compete.

Whittaker is suffering from several injuries; which he sustained recently.

The New Zealand-born fighter was scheduled to fight American Luke Rockhold, but instead has been replaced by the number one contender, Yoel Romero.

It will be the first time the UFC has staged an event in Western Australia, and Whittaker admits he is devastated not to be fighting on the card.

“I’m beyond disappointed that I’m unable to defend the title in my home country of Australia." he said.

"I hope the fans enjoy what should be a great night of fights at UFC 221 and I look forward to a recovery as soon as possible that will have me back in the Octagon to face the winner of the main event.”

 

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