A win was very crucial for Robert Whittaker; after the outcome of his last match against Dricus Du Plessis, he seems to be gutted. Whittaker was one win away from getting a title shot, but Dricus Du Plessis secured a 2nd round knockout win and snatched that opportunity away from him.
However, instead of wasting time frowning, he is determined to train in such a way that his next fight falls in his favor. Robert Whittaker has a lot left in his tank, and it will be interesting to see when he returns next.
Anyone from the top 5 or top 10 could be his next opponent.
Robert Whittaker on his previous match
Recently, on The MMA Hour, Robert Whittaker shared his thoughts on his match against Dricus Du Plessis and explained why the loss hurt him.
“I don’t think I’m over it, because it pissed me off,” Whittaker said, as quoted mmafighting.com. “Like, that was a night that I didn’t turn up to fight, and that doesn’t sit well with me.
And I don’t want to get over it, because I’m using that as fuel. I’ve been just locking myself in the gym, training myself to be better, to just take it to that next level. I don’t want to have this sort of end career.
I do believe the best of me hasn’t yet come out, and yeah, I’m using it as fuel. I don’t want to forget it”. Whittaker further said: “That’s why it hurts, that’s why I said, that’s why I’m upset so much for the loss.
It isn’t because of just losing. It’s about not giving a good account of myself. And I went in there, and I know I can beat him. I know I can beat that guy. And this is with all respect, hats off to him, he showed up on the night and he beat me. But I know I could beat him. And I didn’t have my best foot forward, and it upsets me.
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