UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is riding a split decision victory over tough division contender Yoel Romero at the moment. Now the reigning title holder has come forward with his plans for the future.
As reported by The Daily Telegraph, Robert Whittaker’s management is pushing for the champion to fight on the UFC 231 card. The event will take place inside the illustrious Madison Square Garden in New York, though a date for the event has yet to be made official.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Whittaker’s manager Titus Day revealed that the champion is likely looking to face former title holder Chris Weidman for his next octagon performance.
“So Madison Square Garden is a possibility.”
“Rob’s the middleweight champ and his last two fights have been wars. So if his hand heals up as quickly as we’re hoping, we would definitely push for him to compete at the greatest fight arena in the world.
“And Chris Weidman, as the former champ, would be a perfect rival for that fight.
“I’ve spoken to Rob this week and he definitely wants to be ready by the end of the year.
“His surgery went well, it was a clean break which is the best you can get, and there doesn’t seem to have been any complications.
“So if all goes well, we’ll definitely look at that New York card. It’s traditionally one of the biggest on the UFC calendar and after the way Rob has won his last two fights over in the States, there is huge interest in him now.”