The mixed martial arts world is unpredictable no matter your station or vantage point. That’s not a lesson lost on Robert Whiteford, necessarily, but one he was reminded of this week. The one-time UFC featherweight was given his walking papers over the weekend, although he hadn’t competed since April.
Released @ufc this morning,truly grateful for the opportunities & memories,it was a blast ✌ ️
— Robert Whiteford (@Flyinjudoka) May 21, 2016
“Ah, s–t happens, doesn’t it? F–k, what can you do? Life goes on,” he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s The MMA Hour.
The Scotsman is of two minds of his release. He confessed to being surprised at the decision itself, but when viewed in the greater context of head-scratching UFC moves and manuevers, perhaps not surprised at all. “Very surprised, but are you ever surprised with anything UFC does these days? Not really,” Whiteford noted. “But really, they do strange things, day in, day out, whether it’s for good or for bad. You take everything with a pinch of salt with the UFC. That’s the way I look at it.”
Whiteford certainly received the news as a bit of a shock. Nothing in particular prompted it, that he can discern, anyway. “I was away for the weekend with my girlfriend. She booked it for my birthday. My manager phone called me on Saturday morning whilst I was away for the weekend. I couldn’t believe it. I felt like ringing his neck,” he admitted. “The main reason is I’ve lost two in a row. You can’t really argue with that,” he continued. “There’s a lot of people been cut for two in a row and there’s been people cut for less than two fights in a row. You can’t really grumble with it.”
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