AEE is learning from reports, that Robert Whittaker looks to return to action in UFC in 2020. His loss at UFC 243 this past weekend against Israel Adesanya for the Middleweight Title was a setback for the now-former champ. But if anybody knows, the man they call Bobby Knuckles he is handling his loss quite well.
Whittaker is looking to return to the cage. On a recent episode of the podcast Grange Tv, Whittaker addressed his loss to Adesanya. He talked about the reaction from fans and said people, may not know this, but he has lost before. Whittaker would say I have come back better, and that’s exactly what I intend to do. Whittaker also states he was not unbeatable. That everyone can be beat, I’m just going to lick my wounds.
Whittaker is going to get back on the mats Monday and start training again to get his belt back. Whittaker has lost before, but it had been a long time. Whittaker made his UFC Debut, back in 2012. Losing back to back fights to Court McGee and Stephen Thompson. Whittaker would move weight classes and jump from Welterweight to Middleweight. It was in this division where he had 8 wins in a row. An amazing feat. His loss to Adesanya was Whittaker’s first in the Middleweight division.
From the sound of it, he is not going to dwell on this loss for too long, The former champion says, assuming his health will allow him he would like to return to the cage in 2020. Whittaker wants to make sure, that he is all good before that happens.
The timeline could work out as it’s very possible that Whittaker could face, the winner of Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till. That fight takes place, at UFC 244.
Important to note, that Whittaker would be ready to get back into action by then. This would be exciting and we as fans are cheering him on in his journey to reclaim his championship.