Israel Adesanya Emulates The Rock, Stone Cold At UFC 234 Workout

Robert Whittaker

UFC president Dana White stated that Whittaker began complaining of issues after weighing in Friday night and was taken to a local hospital.

Behind the first UFC paywall of the year is a middldweight title fight between champion, Robert Whittaker, and challenger, Kelvin Gastelum. The Aussie champ was diagnosed with a hernia and was set to undergo surgery, according to White.

UFC officials have said the fight will remain over three rounds, and not go to five - as is the case for headline events.

It is unclear how long Whittaker will be inactive, but Gastelum's manager Ali Abdelaziz has said that he would like his fighter to face the victor of Adesanya vs Silva.

It marks the second time Whittaker has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled title fight in Australia.

Israel "Style Bender" Adesanya will look to improve his unblemished UFC record to 16-0 this Saturday, February 9, as he takes on veteran Anderson Silva at UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

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The UFC confirmed the news in a press release on Sunday morning.

The new co-main is the lightweight matchup between Lando Vannata and Marcos Mariano.

Gastelum wished Whittaker a speedy recovery.

Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen offered to step in and fight Silva on late notice if the UFC wanted to match Adesanya up with Gastelum for the title.

Gastelum, of California, is riding a two-fight win streak, including a split-decision victory over Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.

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