Whittaker Plots Return In Early 2020

The late R&B singer Aaliyah once said “If first you don’t succeed, you dust yourself off and try again,” which is Robert Whittaker’s plan following his loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243.

“I’m not looking to take a long time off,” Whittaker told Grange TV following his loss of the middleweight title. “Obviously I have to give myself the appropriate amount of rest time for my brain, but I want to get back in there and I want to just get back to work. It’s what I do. If my health is all on point, on check, February, March next year. That’s not out of the ordinary. I think that would be good.”

“This isn’t even a setback, this is just part of the career,” Whittaker continued.

“This is part of the ups and downs of fighting. If you never wanted to encounter hardships like this or the taste of defeat, then I never would have put my hat in the ring, because it’s always there. It’s looming. Everybody loses. Except Khabib. And I stand by that. I don’t think he ever loses. That guy is unreal. But yeah, everybody barring Khabib loses. It’s just part of the game. So I’m not gonna retire just because I lost. Fucking hell, that’s stupid.”

Report: MMA Mania

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