No one questions the statement that New Zealand’s Robert Whittaker is one tough Kiwi, cookie or hombre as his recent UFC success attests.
He is petitioning UFC boss Dana White to give him an opportunity to win the middleweight title. He is currently considered the top contender from south of the equator and he supplied devastating proof of that claim when he compelled Brazil’s Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to call time curing the second round of a UFC event in Kansas City, U.S.A.
Now living in the Sydney area of NSW, Whittaker has an undefeated run of seven consecutive victories and has a strong case for a shot at the English middleweight champ, Michael Bisping.
Whittaker and Bisping were supposed to go up against one another two years ago, before Bisping secured the title, so Whittaker is perhaps justified in feeling that Bisping owes him a fight, although Bisping might feel equally justified in avoiding the rising star from New Zealand.
Dana White rules the UFC with a hand, that whilst not necessarily iron, is still some manner of tough metal, beyond aluminum for certain, and he has the ultimate say in who fights whom and seemingly makes the decisions as much on the basis of financial appeal as on the basis of fight results.