Robert Whittaker injured, pulled from UFC 221 main event

UFC 211’s main event won’t have Robert Whittaker in it.

The Aussie was supposed to headline the card, set for Feb 10 (PH Time) in Perth, Australia, opposite Luke Rockhold for the undisputed middleweight title.

However, Whittaker has been pulled from the card due to an injury. He posted on Instagram:

“I would like to apologize to all my supporters and fans of MMA for not being able to put on the show you deserve. I’ve been ruled medically unable to compete and won’t be able to defend on home soil. This card meant so much to me and I’m devastated for not being able to fight. All I can do is focus on getting healthy to come back better than ever. All the best to Yoel and Luke for their fight and I’ll be waiting.”

In light of this, Yoel Romero will replace Whittaker to take on Rockhold for the interim middleweight title at UFC 221.

Gab Pangalangan

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