(Watch) Robert Whittaker’s kids surprise him as he arrives in Australia following UFC 271

Robert Whittaker kids
Robert Whittaker kids

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Robert Whittaker received a heartwarming welcome from his kids following his UFC 271 outing against Israel Adesanya

Although Robert Whittaker came short in his quest to reclaim the fancied welterweight gold, he is still deeply loved by the MMA community.

Robert Whittaker is a former UFC Middleweight champion
Robert Whittaker of Australia in action against Israel Adesanya of New Zealand during the middleweight title bout of the UFC 243 fight night in Melbourne on October 6, 2019. (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE/AFP via Getty Images)

Robert Whittaker’s revitalized tenacity and game plan didn’t get the job done at UFC 271, but he received a hero’s welcome when he came back to Australia.

His kids proved why they are his biggest fans, as they planned a beautiful surprise for their hero. ESPN MMA posted a video of his kids waiting in the trunk of his car to deliver this wholesome moment.

The video is sure to strike a chord in MMA fans’ hearts, who understand the sacrifices and pain a fighter has to go through to entertain us.

Michael Bisping believes another run at welterweight will give Rober Whittaker’s career the vigor and purpose he needs

Much has been made about Robert Whittaker’s rematch with Israel Adesanya at UFC 271, which he lost by unanimous decision. Although some are of the opinion that Whittaker might have done just enough to win at UFC 271, others believe that he needs to focus on his career trajectory and chalk out a fresh course for him.

During a Q&A session of his latest episode of the ‘Believe You Me’ podcast, Michael Bisping proposed the idea of a welterweight re-emergence for ‘The Reaper.’

He said, There’s a really good option [Kamaru Usman] because I know Robert said he’s going to come back. I know he said he’ll be back, and I know he said Izzy knows that he’ll be seeing him again. And I know it’s fair to say that Robert is the number two middleweight on the planet. He is; he just can’t beat Adesanya. Going back down to welterweight, yeah? Usman needs fresh meat. I think Whittaker and Usman match up very well and that would sell massively. That would be a great fight.”

The fight totally makes sense when you contemplate the two wars Whittaker had against the most decorated wrestler in UFC history, Yoel Romero. ‘The Reaper’ needs to chew over some thoughts and come back with a fresh goal and zeal when he makes the next walk to the octagon.

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