#sports Aussie UFC star Robert Whittaker is serious about moving up to light heavyweight permanently

#sports Aussie UFC star Robert Whittaker is serious about moving up to light heavyweight permanently

#sports activities Aussie UFC star Robert Whittaker is serious about moving up to light heavyweight permanently

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Aussie UFC star Robert Whittaker may transfer up to light heavyweight – though he is aware of the change can be VERY dangerous: ‘I’d end my profession there for higher or worse’

  •  Robert Whittaker has thought making the transfer to light heavyweight
  •  The former middleweight champion says it might be a everlasting transfer
  • Whittaker fights powerful Italian Marvin Vettori this weekend in Paris 

Australian UFC star Robert Whittaker has revealed that he is considering significantly about moving up to the light heavyweight division regardless of fears the leap may put an finish to his nice run of success within the octagon.

The 31-year-old is at present the No. 1 contender within the UFC’s middleweight division – however has been recognized to change weight courses. 

Whittaker entered the UFC as a welterweight in 2012 when he received ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK’ – and it was at this weight that ‘Bobby Knuckles’ would compete 5 instances, earlier than moving up to middleweight in 2014.

Robert Whittaker (pictured left) is currently the No. 1 ranked middleweight in the UFC, but admits he's given serious thought to a move up to light heavyweight

Robert Whittaker (pictured left) is at present the No. 1 ranked middleweight within the UFC, however admits he is given serious thought to a transfer up to light heavyweight

Whittaker, who moved up from the welterweight weight class in 2014, says if he moved up to light heavyweight it'd be a permanent switch

Whittaker, who moved up from the welterweight weight class in 2014, says if he moved up to light heavyweight it might be a everlasting change

The change was the correct transfer for the Sydneysider who received eight bouts in a row and the coveted UFC middleweight belt. 

With the success Whittaker has had prior to now, it isn’t shocking he is giving thought to one other transfer.

‘I’ve been considering about 205 [light heavyweight] a good bit. The downside is, I would not go to 205 to come again down to 185,’ Whittaker advised Submission Radio on Monday.

‘Just as a result of I do not need to go to 205 as a fats 185, proper? You see numerous guys strive that and so they simply get starched. And then they arrive again down. It does not make sense.

‘So once I moved up to 185 the primary time, there was no means, like, I’d by no means return down to 170.’ 

Whittaker's immediate goal is to reclaim the belt at middleweight after losing a close fight to Israel Adesanya in February 2022

Whittaker’s rapid purpose is to reclaim the belt at middleweight after shedding a detailed combat to Israel Adesanya in February 2022 

‘Got to placed on muscle, you may have to prepare at that weight. Got to do all of the ins and outs then and there. I feel will probably be a extra pure weight for me, personally, however the peak drawback is annoying. I do not know if I’d need to cope with that.’

Whittaker’s rapid purpose is redemption in his present weight class after shedding to present middleweight king Israel Adesanya in February 2022 – a combat which he and plenty of followers thought he received.

‘My purpose is clearly to get that combat with Israel, to try to get that belt again, particularly with the way in which our second combat concluded,’ Whittaker advised Daily Mail Australia.

‘The plan is easy: to beat everybody in entrance of me and finally they may run out of individuals and he may have to combat me. I really feel prefer it is inevitable, if we keep the course.’

Whittaker says he is not going to stop until he gets his title back

Whittaker says he is not going to cease till he will get his title again

Adesanya is not excited by a 3rd combat with Whittaker and has implored him to minimize his loses and transfer up to light heavyweight.

‘Of course he needs me to get out of there,’ Whittaker mentioned. ‘I’m probably the most harmful individual within the division and I threaten everybody. No one is secure [from me] on this division.

‘I’m the hunter and I need it. He noticed after that final combat that I needed it, I’m coming for it, I’m not going to cease till I get it and it is scary.’

The Aussie striker is aware of that when he does determine to make the transfer up in weight, it will be everlasting. 

Robert Whittaker is ready to launch another climb towards the UFC middleweight summit. He fights Marvin Vettori this weekend at UFC Fight Night 209

Robert Whittaker is prepared to launch one other climb in direction of the UFC middleweight summit. He fights Marvin Vettori this weekend at UFC Fight Night 209

‘Once I make the choice to go up to 205, I’m there. That’ll be my division. I’d end my profession there, for higher or worse. I’m doing rather well at 185. I’m undoubtedly one of the harmful guys within the division.’

Whittaker returns to motion this weekend at UFC Fight Night 209 to face powerful Italian Marvin Vettori.

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