Rising UFC middleweight Robert Whittaker has a message for all middleweights; you’re on his list of potential opponents.
Whittaker (16-4) rose to the sixth slot in the 185-pound rankings following his UFC 197 unanimous decision win over veteran Rafael Natal. Whittaker, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter “Smashes” welterweight tournament, debuted in the middleweight division in November 2014 and reeled off four consecutive wins.
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“If you’re a middleweight, than you’re on my list,” said the Australian during the UFC 197 post-fight press conference.
When asked who he’d like to face in his next outing, the 25-year-old said he’ll leave the matchmaking to the UFC.
“I’m happy to fight anyone. There’s no particular person that I want to fight next,” he said. “I’ll leave it to the UFC. They’ve had no problem with matching me up with good fights before.”
Whittaker has been the co-main event twice and featured on the main card in eight of his nine UFC appearances. He’ll likely go up against a top five opponent in his next outing, but will be okay with whomever the organization decided to pair him against.
“If they line them up, I’ll knock them down.”
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