Robert Whittaker says he’s ‘a very different beast than I was back then’ ahead of UFC Vegas 24

Robert Whittaker took a while to talk with media members previous to his UFC Vegas 24 most important occasion in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum. 

Robert Whittaker is getting set to go into his subsequent struggle, the principle occasion in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on Saturday night time. Gastelum is a late discover fill-in for Paulo Costa who withdrew because of damage. Whittaker is using a two-fight win streak flowing shedding his middleweight title to Israel Adesanya again in 2019. Whittaker sat down with members of the media to debate the upcoming bout and taking Gastelum on brief discover.

“Fortuitously I had been given a month, and I had beforehand camped for Gastelum,” Whittaker mentioned. “I’ve had fights just lately with southpaws so it’s not an excessive amount of of a stretch. Stylistically Gastelum and Value are two very totally different fighters however it’s what it’s.”

These two fighters have been matched up earlier than, in 2019, however Whittaker pulled out of the struggle final minute because of an sickness. Now they’ve lastly matched collectively once more, to which Whittaker is glad. Whittaker has been vocal about psychological points he has handled all through his profession, however he’s feeling a lot better now.

“I’m a really totally different beast than I used to be again then,” Whittaker defined. “From a technical standpoint, I’m a way more full athlete, however in addition to the psychological recreation which enforces all of that, is simply by no means been higher.”

Though Wittaker admitted he by no means will get “excited” to enter a struggle, he believes that this bout with Gastelum will likely be a really entertaining one. He’s bringing his finest on Saturday and is aware of that Gastelum will likely be doing the identical.

“I feel skillset-wise, we each are nicely rounded,” Whittaker mentioned. “I feel we each lean closely into the putting facet of issues. I feel simply, the components works. I feel that is going to be a cracker of a struggle. It’ll be fireworks.

UFC Vegas 24 takes place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, dwell from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided, who’s on-site, for all of your dwell information and highlights.


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