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Dricus Du Plessis explains why he thinks Robert Whittaker is a "harder fight" than Israel Adesanya

Cole Shelton - May 24, 2023

Dricus Du Plessis believes Robert Whittaker is a harder fight than Israel Adesanya. Du Plessis is set to face Whittaker at UFC 290 in a middleweight title eliminator bout with the winner going on to face ‘Stylebender’ later this year. Although Adesaya wanted to face Du Plessis his next time out, the UFC booked the South African to face Whittaker first which he knows is a tough task.

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Dricus Du Plessis admits accepting Robert Whittaker fight wasn't the smart thing to do: "I chose to be a warrior"

Josh Evanoff - May 22, 2023

UFC middleweight Dricus Du Plessis knows that fighting Robert Whittaker isn’t the best idea. ‘Stillknocks’ has been out of the cage since his clash against Derek Brunson in March. In that outing, Du Plessis survived an early swarm to win by second-round stoppage. The victory was the South African’s seventh victory in a row, previously defeating names such as Darren Till in that stretch.

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Robert Whittaker sounds off on MMA media for disrespecting “scary individual” Dricus du Plessis

Harry Kettle - May 19, 2023

Robert Whittaker has hit back at MMA media members for dismissing Dricus du Plessis’ chances in their upcoming match-up. At UFC 290, Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis will collide in a huge middleweight encounter. With both men riding a huge wave of momentum, the expectation is that the winner will go on to fight for the UFC middleweight championship. At this time, of course, the belt is once again held by Israel Adesanya.

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Israel Adesanya reveals who he's rooting for in Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis fight

Lewis Simpson - May 18, 2023

Israel Adesanya has weighed in on the upcoming middleweight title eliminator fight between Robert Whittaker and Dricus du Plessis. The fight is set to feature on the main card of the upcoming UFC 290 International Fight Week event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July.8.

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Israel Adesanya vows to take things to new levels when he fights the winner of Whittaker vs. du Plessis: My next game will be something special”

Harry Kettle - May 16, 2023

Israel Adesanya has promised to take his game to the next level when he takes on either Robert Whittaker or Dricus du Plessis in his next fight. In his latest outing, Israel Adesanya was finally able to defeat Alex Pereira. He did so with a fantastic knockout, reclaiming the UFC middleweight championship in the process. Now, he has his sights set on the future.

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Robert Whittaker claims Israel Adesanya doesn't want to fight him again: "I’m the biggest threat to him and his reign"

Cole Shelton - May 3, 2023

Robert Whittaker believes Israel Adesanya doesn’t want to fight him again. After Adesanya reclaimed his middleweight title with a KO victory over Alex Pereira at UFC 287, it was uncertain who would be next for him. Yet, Dana White announced Robert Whittaker would face Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290, and the winner of that fight would get the next title shot.

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Chael Sonnen pleads with the UFC to cancel Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis: "What are we doing?"

Josh Evanoff - April 28, 2023

Chael Sonnen badly wants the UFC to cancel Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus du Plessis. ‘Stillknocks’ is fresh off his clash with Derek Brunson in March at UFC 285. In that outing, du Plessis scored a second-round stoppage win over the longtime middleweight contender. That victory moved the South African’s winning streak to seven, having previously defeated names such as Darren Till in that stretch.

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Robert Whittaker discusses his newly announced matchup with Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290: “I do believe that I am just better”

Susan Cox - April 28, 2023

Robert Whittaker is discussing his newly announced matchup with Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290. UFC 290 will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at the T-Mobile Arena facility in Paradise, Nevada.

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Robert Whittaker set for title eliminator fight at UFC 290 against Dricus Du Plessis

Cole Shelton - April 21, 2023

A title eliminator fight at middleweight will be going down at UFC 290. On Friday, Dana White took to social media to announce Robert Whittaker will take to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 on July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. White also announced the fight is an official title eliminator as the winner will get the next middleweight title shot against Adesanya. This comes a day after White announced several middleweight fights including Vettori-Cannonier and Strickland-Magomedov among others.

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Chael Sonnen dismisses talk of Israel Adesanya having a trilogy fight with Robert Whittaker: “How many times does he have to prove and re-prove”

Harry Kettle - April 19, 2023

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has dismissed talk of Robert Whittaker getting a third fight against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Following Israel Adesanya’s win over Alex Pereira, he is once again the king of the middleweights. As such, there’s been a whole lot of talk about what could be next for him in the division.

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Robert Whittaker not keen to fight Khamzat Chimaev, 'the rankings are there for a reason!'

Andrew Whitelaw - April 18, 2023

Robert Whittaker has ruled out an imminent fight with Khamzat Chimaev. ‘The Reaper’ is very much in the title conversation at middleweight and sits at #2 in the division following his unanimous decision win over Marvin Vettori in September.

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Robert Whittaker ready to “ruin a lot of other people's days” to get a third fight with Israel Adesanya

Harry Kettle - April 18, 2023

UFC fighter Robert Whittaker is ready to run through the middleweight division in order to get another fight with Israel Adesanya. Earlier this month, Israel Adesanya regained his UFC middleweight championship by knocking out Alex Pereira. In doing so, he avenged the defeat the suffered at the hands of the Brazilian back at UFC 281.

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Robert Whittaker explains why he really wants to fight Israel Adesanya again after UFC 287: “I'm never gonna stop hunting him”

Harry Kettle - April 13, 2023

Robert Whittaker has explained why he’s hungry to go after Israel Adesanya and secure a third fight against him. Last weekend at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya finally got his revenge on Alex Pereira. After years of trying, he was able to knock the Brazilian out, reclaiming his UFC middleweight championship in the process.

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Robert Whittaker has no issue with Colby Covington receiving another welterweight title shot: “Colby does deserve it”

Susan Cox - April 6, 2023

Robert Whittaker has no issue with Colby Covington receiving another welterweight title shot. The UFC and its president, Dana White, have voiced it’s their intention to have the welterweight champion, Leon Edwards, defend his title against Colby Covington next.

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Alexander Volkanovski and Robert Whittaker dress up as pro wrestling icons Stone Cold and Hulk Hogan after UFC-WWE Merger

Susan Cox - April 5, 2023

Alexander Volkanovski and Robert Whittaker dressed up as pro-wrestling icons Stone Cold and Hulk Hogan following the UFC-WWE merger. It was just this past Monday, April 3rd, that the announcement was made that UFC’s parent company, Endeavor, bought a majority share in WWE (World Wresting Entertainment) to combine the two promotions into one publicly traded sports and entertainment entity.

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Robert Whittaker reveals he was never offered rumored fight against Khamzat Chimaev: "Let's wait and see what happens with this title shot"

Josh Evanoff - April 3, 2023

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker doesn’t have any plans to return right now. ‘The Reaper’ has been out of the octagon since his bout with Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris last November. In that outing, the former champion dominated. Whittaker wound up scoring a lopsided unanimous decision that night over ‘The Italian Dream’.

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Mark Hunt slams the UFC for ripping off Oceanic Fighters like Robert Whittaker and Alex Volkanovski: “Half of that money should have gone to him”

Harry Kettle - March 31, 2023

Former UFC fighter Mark Hunt has taken a shot at the promotion for ripping off Oceanic fighters such as Alex Volkanovski and Robert Whittaker. When it comes to fighter pay, few have been as vocal as Mark Hunt. In addition to suing the UFC over his UFC 200 fight against Brock Lesnar, Hunt has also spoken out about the unfairness of the company’s financial structure.

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Robert Whittaker reacts after former opponent Darren Till parts ways with the UFC

Josh Evanoff - March 2, 2023

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was surprised to see Darren Till‘s recent release. ‘The Gorilla’ has been out of action since his clash with Dricus du Plessis last December. On that night at UFC 282, Till came up short by submission. However, he did take home ‘Fight of the Night’ honors following the defeat.