Robert Whittaker is the middleweight champ, and although he seized the throne via some decent wins, there was a healthy dose of kismet involved in his ascension.
First, Georges St. Pierre rightfully won the belt when he defeated Michael Bisping – a total money-grab of a match-up for the UFC that blew up in their face when GSP said, “Yeah, I don’t need to defend this title, see ya!”
Second, Whittaker beat Yoel Romero to earn the interim title, and now, in his first title defense, Whittaker gets to face… Romero again in the main event of UFC 225.
Finally, Whittaker was supposed to fight sooner – like against former champ Luke Rockhold – but injuries have kept him on the sidelines.
I don’t know, I just expect more from my UFC champs, and thus far, Whittaker hasn’t shown that he’s truly the best in the world.
Anyway, here’s a little preview vid of some content the UFC is churning out on his behalf.