Michael Bisping reacts to Whittaker pulling out of UFC 234 (Michael Bisping UFC/MMA podcast)
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In this video, we get a clip from Michael Bisping's and Luis Gomez's MMA/UFC youtube channel, the Michael Bisping Podcast. The full video is - Believe You Me w/Michael Bisping #114 FULL VIDEO - UFC 234 Pre Show Show , were Michael Bisping talks about UFC 234, were Robert Whittaker had to pull out of his UFC 185ib title fight with Kelvin Gastelum.
Summary of the situation -
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is recovering from surgery to repair a collapsed bowel after his withdrawal from UFC 234.
Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) was forced to pull out of his scheduled title defense against Kelvin Gastelum (16-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) just hours before Saturday’s event at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, was scheduled to begin.
The champion was rushed into “emergency surgery” to repair an abdominal issue after he started experiencing symptoms overnight. He was reportedly under the knife for more than three hours, and UFC President Dana White as well as Whittaker’s team claimed the situation could’ve become fatal had “The Reaper” fought.
Whittaker, who appears to be in relatively good spirits, confirmed as much in a video statement from his hospital bed.
One thing Whittaker did not speak about during his statement was a potential timeline for his return to the octagon. Naturally he would like to return to action as soon as possible, but whether the four-to-six week timeline mentioned by UFC boss White is accurate or not, remains to be seen.
For complete coverage of UFC 234, check out the UFC Events section of the site.
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