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Robert Whittaker weathers injury, wins UFC interim middleweight belt

Australia and England always have a fun rivalry, the best of times.”The fact you’re standing there with that f****** belt on like your a champion makes me sick”.Robert Whittaker’s lifetime of hard work has paid off, as he won an all-out war against Cuba’s Yoel Romero to claim the interim middleweight championship in front of 12,834 fans in Las Vegas. Not only did Whittaker’s takedown defense prove to be a decider in his victory, he overcame a leg injury in the opening round that could’ve cost him the fight.”I noticed every time I went for a side-kick on the left leg, he would switch it and I was running the risk of remaining inside his guard where his reach would have got me”. I know that Romero will capitalise on any weakness he sees, so I had to play it off.Try as he may, Bisping couldn’t get the young man riled up, however, and that spilled over into the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show, where “The Count” urged “The Reaper” to stop behaving so nicely so they could sell a pay-per-view.He doesn’t want to just be remembered as a UFC champion, but as one of MMA’s greatest ever fighters. God says love your neighbor as you love yourself.”I had all but forgotten about it until he jumped on it”. If it was a necklace I would (still) have worn it! Once he’s found what he’s looking for, some barely noticeable tendency or habit, he simply seems to decide it’s time for the fight to be over, exploding into a stunning display of violence.The event, which lost its main event between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko just hours before doors opened, drew a $2.4 million gate.As he tried to tread water, he came to realize that the weight cut was costing him more than it offered.The fight was not a particularly exciting one for the most part. He had a wizard on his back during his last fight against Souza, and he never panicked.Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s event, courtesy of ESPN’s Cheat Sheets: UFC 213 edition.- White said the plan is for Nunes and Shevchenko to fight at UFC 215 on September 9 in Edmonton.Per the report St-Pierre sent a text message to both Bisping and UFC president Dana White, expressing his desire to fight the former at UFC 217 on November 4 at Madison Square Garden.Curtis Blaydes defeated Daniel OmielaƄczuk via unanimous decision.UFC 213 formed the second part of a two-day double-header of events for the UFC, with The Ultimate Fighter Finale on Friday night delivering a main event to remember as lightweights Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson delivered one of the most thrilling fights in recent UFC history. Join The Roar from 12pm AEST for this incredible UFC card.