WATCH: Robert Whittaker Response On UFC 234 Withdraw

Robert Whittaker, the UFC middleweight champion, was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout on Saturday, February 9. Whittaker suffered a hernia in his abdomen and was forced to pull out of his fight with top contender Kelvin Gastelum.
Now that the fight is finally in the past and Whittaker, who was forced to undergo emergency surgery, has been able to recover, we know what is next .
“Hey guys ! Still kicking. I’m sorry to all my friends, fans and family for not being able to get in there Sunday. Apparently if you get emergency surgeries you can’t be cleared to fight. Thanks for the overwhelming support from all my fans I am so blessed to know you guys have my back. A big thanks to my team mates @fabricioitte @alexprates07 @standstrongboxingcoachjustin @justinlang_ep @titusday77 and all the others from behind the scenes you guys were there from start to finish worrying and prioritizing my health above all. Lastly to @danawhite and @ufc for the immediate help and support throughout the process of testing and the emergency surgeries,” an Instagram post read.

“I am blessed I found out when I did and avoided life long consequences. I’ll be back better than ever.”v
The full results from UFC 234 can be seen below.

UFC 234 Results

  • Israel Adesanya def. Anderson Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lando Vannata def. Marcos Mariano via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 4:55
  • Ricky Simon def. Rani Yahya via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
  • Montana De La Rosa def. Nadia Kassem via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:37
  • Jim Crute def. Sam Alvey via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:49
  • Devonte Smith def. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:53
  • Shane Young def. Austin Arnett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Kai Kara-France def. Raulian Paiva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Kyung Ho Kang def. Teruto Ishihara via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:59
  • Jalin Turner def. Callan Potter via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:53
  • Jonathan Martinez def. Wuliji Buren via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC 234: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva Video Highlights
UFC 234: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva Video Highlights
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