“The Reaper is only getting better” – Robert Whittaker responds following his loss against Israel Adesanya at UFC 271

Robert Whittaker expressed his gratitude and shared initial thoughts post his rematch against Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker showed up an improved version of himself for his rematch against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. However ‘The Reaper’ fell short yet again, as he lost the fight by unanimous decision.

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Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 (Credits: MMA Fighting)

Although he felt that he had done enough to win the fight, the judges gave the nod to Adesanya. Whittaker put in the extra grind ever since he lost his belt to Izzy at UFC 243 by KO, and racked up three impressive wins in his quest to reclaim the belt again.

He took some time to soak in his emotions and gather his thoughts which he expressed through a heartfelt message on Twitter.

Whittaker said, “It honestly just excites me, there is no ceiling I’m evolving as a fighter! Thank you to all my fans, supporters everybody involved I do it because of you guys and I’m able to do because of of you guys. Stay tuned the Reaper is only getting better!!!”

Whittaker looks determined to work towards another shot at the title and the news delights his loyal fans.

Robert Whittaker believes he won the rematch against Israel Adesanya and a third fight is inevitable

The rematch between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 had the MMA community divided along decision lines. While many believe that the judges got the decision absolutely spot on, some gave the edge to Whittaker.

‘The Reaper’ looked determined to carry on his quest to the middleweight gold and all he could do is grin and bear it. However he perceived the fight differently and is gutted that he had done enough to win the fight.

Despite the loss, his stocks still remain high as a fan favorite.

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