As we’ve come to expect from Robert Whittaker, the Aussie is respectfully confident ahead of his interim title fight showdown with top ranked Yoel Romero next month.
Whittaker (18-4) took his win streak to an impressive seven when he upset Ronaldo Souza in April, overwhelming the Brazilian with strikes in the second round. Although the 26 year-old Aussie remains respectful ahead of the biggest fight in his career, talking with Submission Radio recently, he’s also predicting the fight with Romero (12-1) will end in a similar fashion.
Before he gets to me to do his wrestling he’s got to get past my hands and feet, you know but he’s a tough dude in saying that, he’s very tough dude. He’s got a really tight skill set and like you said, he’s been competing at the highest level for years. So you know it’s gonna be a really tough fight.
I think I’m going to hit him too much, I think it’s going to be too much damage and I think he’s going to fall like everyone else.
Whittaker vs. Romero for the interim middleweight title is set for the co-main event of UFC 213 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8 (July 9 in Australia).