Sport Whittaker out of UFC 221 in Perth

16:56  13 january  2018
16:56  13 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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“Listen, bottom line is that we want to have Robbie fight in Perth ,” Shaw said of Whittaker . “That’s just the name of the game if we’re going to be in the territory,” he said. For more on UFC 221 , including the still-developing fight card, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Now, with Whittaker on the mend, St-Pierre currently out of the picture, and Rockhold having gotten himself a win after a long layoff, the earlier today to reveal that a fight between the former champion Rockhold and the interim champion in Whittaker is in the works for UFC 221 in Perth , Australia.

a close up of person © Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been forced to withdraw from UFC 221 in Perth after he was ruled medically unable to compete.

Whittaker is suffering from several injuries; which he sustained recently.

The New Zealand-born fighter was scheduled to fight American Luke Rockhold, but instead has been replaced by the number one contender, Yoel Romero.

It will be the first time the UFC has staged an event in Western Australia, and Whittaker admits he is devastated not to be fighting on the card.

“I’m beyond disappointed that I’m unable to defend the title in my home country of Australia." he said.

"I hope the fans enjoy what should be a great night of fights at UFC 221 and I look forward to a recovery as soon as possible that will have me back in the Octagon to face the winner of the main event.”


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Mitchell Johnson's one-handed classic catch has helped Perth to overcome the Adelaide Strikers and put the Scorchers back atop the Big Bash League ladder. Perth's Mitchell Johnson took himself back to the days of taking one-handed screamers diving into the backyard pool as the Scorchers leapfrogged Adelaide back to the top of the Big Bash League ladder.The Strikers lost 8-33 in their last 12 overs of Saturday's first innings and Ashton Agar snared BBL-best figures of 3-19 in the collapse, as they were all out for 113 - their lowest total of the summer.The Scorchers cruised to victory in the second-last over.

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