Robert Whittaker reacts to his loss against Dricus Du Plessis

Robert Whittaker shares his thoughts on the recent defeat and congratulates Dricus Du Plessis for the victory.

by Aryan Lakhani
Robert Whittaker reacts to his loss against Dricus Du Plessis

The middleweight clash between the top contender Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis was absolute domination by Du Plessis, who was successful in claiming an aggressive 2nd round knockout victory. Du Plessis has unlocked his spot as the title challenger, as he will be fighting against the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya next.

Robert Whittaker could fight anyone from the top 10 in the division for his comeback match; It is worth knowing that Dricus Du Plessis is the second fighter to beat Whittaker from the middleweight division; prior to this match, Whittaker only tasted defeat against Adesanya from the middleweight division.

10th September is the date Adesanya is expected to defend his belt – however, it is not official yet. Whittaker will now have to win a few more matches before he can get an opportunity to fight for the belt. Whittaker looks forward to fighting one more time before the end of 2023.

Robert Whittaker on his loss

After facing a tough loss, Robert Whittaker uploaded a video on Instagram to share his thoughts on the loss and congratulate his opponent Dricus Du Plessis. He reveals that he wants to fight next before this year ends.

“Congratulations to Dricus – he showed up to fight, and I didn’t,” Whittaker said, as quoted by “But that’s the nature of the beast. You can’t have a day off.

It is what it is. But I will say that I do believe that challenges and hardships and obstacles that get presented to you that you overcome, make you stronger. Build character, make you a better man and by fact a better athlete, and I will come back stronger from this.

Whittaker further said: “I’ll come back hopefully by the end of the year, I want to get in the octagon by the end of the year, to get in there and close the year on a win and bring back ‘The Reaper’ you guys know”.

Robert Whittaker