Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero each attempt a kick in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight at UFC 225. Photo: AFP Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero each attempt a kick in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight at UFC 225. Photo: AFP
Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero each attempt a kick in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight at UFC 225. Photo: AFP

UFC: Robert Whittaker traces ‘burnout’ to second Yoel Romero war – ‘it took heaps out of me’

  • Former middleweight champ reveals UFC absence is down to ‘crashing’ after years of pushing himself to the limit
  • Whittaker says ‘I just wasn’t myself’ when he lost his title in KO defeat by Israel Adesanya

Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero each attempt a kick in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight at UFC 225. Photo: AFP Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero each attempt a kick in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight at UFC 225. Photo: AFP
Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero each attempt a kick in the fifth round of their middleweight title fight at UFC 225. Photo: AFP
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