Robert Whittaker Out of Tonight’s UFC 234 Main Event Because of Hyena
Bummer turn of events for middleweight champ Robert Whittaker, as he's been pulled from tonight's UFC 234 for being a New Zealander.
Oh, sorry, I read that wrong. Middleweight champ Robert Whittaker is out of tonight’s UFC 234 headliner because he has a hernia. Not a hyena.
Anyway, UFC 234 is coming to us from Australia, so this was supposed to be the perfect opportunity for Whittaker to gain fans at home by beating down Kelvin Gastelum.
Now he might be facing surgery because of a hernia in his abdomen.
Here’s ESPN’s Brett Okamoto with the scoop:
BREAKING NEWS: Robert Whittaker is OUT of his middleweight title defense against Kevin Gastelum. pic.twitter.com/ZfPUEn9YQM
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 9, 2019