Robert Whittaker Convo: Fighting Kelvin Gastelum at #UFCVegas24, Israel Adesanya’s Loss | ESPN MMA

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25 күн мурун

Robert Whittaker sits down with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto as they preview his main event fight vs. Kelvin Gastelum at #UFCVegas24 and more.
0:00 Traveling from Australia to the U.S.
4:40 What he was anticipating from Paulo Costa.
6:25 How the fight with Gastelum is different.
8:25 Why he decided to take the bout after Costa dropped out.
13:46 His thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s loss to Jan Blachowicz.
17:20 How many times he’d like to fight in 2021.
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Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark 3 күн мурун
What a beta
Jose Castro
Jose Castro 17 күн мурун
Definitely my favorite ufc fighter very humble dude
Elliott Dunn
Elliott Dunn 18 күн мурун
lets go whittaker
tyler slider
tyler slider 18 күн мурун
Is it just me....but does it seems like Robert is filmed in a lower quality at 24fps, and the interviewed is filmed in a higher quality at 30fps, there is motion blur when Robert moves, and when it switches over his shoulder the image is sharper but all the moments seem....just off, even Robert’s head moving in the foreground.
A Beautiful City
A Beautiful City 18 күн мурун
Bayley Freer
Bayley Freer 18 күн мурун
The only fight that make sense is izzy vs usman in africa with ngannou as the special referee
Just Ben Travis
Just Ben Travis 18 күн мурун
I want to have Rob over for Christmas. Such a wholesome killer.
Elias Tacher
Elias Tacher 18 күн мурун
This is a true martial artist and what should represent the sport of mma. Not that arrogant stupid clown mccgregor. Robert is refined and intelligent which elevates the sport and he doesn’t cause me to be embarrassed to be a fan of the sport unlike other fighters do. Why @Danawhite doesn’t promote(d) the man is astonishing and discouraging. It is what it is. Taking the advice from rob And not thinking about it too much.
Andrew Kaminski
Andrew Kaminski 19 күн мурун
how is a man with this demeanor such a savage in the octagon??? I would love to know what goes through his head during fights
BlueFM 19 күн мурун
STUD......wish he was a little smaller........dreams of this Aussie sitting on that little Irish leprechaun’s chest and just slapping some humility into like Gastelum a lot as a fighter, Whitaker matches very well and should win. Stay safe🙏🏻❤️
James Scott
James Scott 19 күн мурун
Rob your beast, but Izzy would beat you badly again.He set you in traps which you will fall for
Hoani Rutledge
Hoani Rutledge 19 күн мурун
"I'm not going anywhere!!" -robert whittaker after being ko'd by izzy Hasn't lost ever since
J.D 20 күн мурун
The nicest guy with a killer nickname "The Reaper". He's a true silent Assassin!! Everybody knows the saying "Silent but deadly" which applies perfectly with Rob!!
Christopher Richardson
Christopher Richardson 20 күн мурун
My favorite fighter. The reaper is the real deal. He should be fighting for his belt back . Hopefully this is easy work and his next fight he ends the hype train of style bender
kunst dontfollow
kunst dontfollow 20 күн мурун
Robert certaintly likes talking about the fart game...
PrimeTime 20 күн мурун
He should take some humble Preworkout before his fight
Bill Phillips
Bill Phillips 20 күн мурун
Its funny how all the comments are like... hes so chill, how can you not like him... but before the Izzy fight all the Izzy fanboys were trying to find a reason to hate him...
Thaddäus Tennisball
Thaddäus Tennisball 20 күн мурун
Lets goo bobby knuckles
Willem Niehorster
Willem Niehorster 20 күн мурун
Robert Whittaker is a smart dude
BestDanTheMan80 20 күн мурун
I love Robert, very professional and a smart bloke. 👍🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Lazaro Oliva
Lazaro Oliva 20 күн мурун
Very respect person this guy ist
Bubbabuttz 20 күн мурун
Hes a smart man. I love izzy but this dude is a champion and may be again
DarkPhantomSky 20 күн мурун
Maybe the most stand-up guy in the sport. Gotta love him.
VB 20 күн мурун
His podcast is really fun too
Rob Scha Nay Nay
Rob Scha Nay Nay 20 күн мурун
Whittaker vs wonderboy rematch super-fight if they both win titles.
AGON 17 20 күн мурун
Interviewer the entire time: "can you confirm our narrative that you are an unmotivated scared poor excuse of a champion ?" Rob: "sure my friend why not?"
Callan Richardson
Callan Richardson 21 күн мурун
Is it just me or is it bonkers that the UFC are allowing Whittaker to fly in on a full domestic flight? He's the main event ffs, get him and the team flown in private... they're just asking for trouble at this rate 😂
CoastLifee 21 күн мурун
He is gonna get the belt back 100%
Charlie Dace
Charlie Dace 21 күн мурун
One of the worlds nicest blokes, and one of the best middleweights in history
TC Swag
TC Swag 21 күн мурун
Bobby "I'm a thinker that doesn't think about things at all" knuckles
TC Swag
TC Swag 21 күн мурун
Whitaker has become my top 5 all time . so underrated for what he did in ufc 2'nd most stacked division ever (next to 155) how would you like to be anticipating a crazy Paulo Costa coming at you lol 🏃 and be so chill . Bobby Knuckles is cold as ice
GRIZZLY 559 21 күн мурун
These questions are dry.... 🥱
Colston Brandon
Colston Brandon 21 күн мурун
Something IMO that not enough people are talking about is that Israel said “if Darren till wins he’ll definitely get a title shot” (right before he pulled from the vettori fight) and Rob just beat Darren and cannonier who Izzy also wanted to fight. This makes literally no sense. And also, I feel like the ufc would make it. They don’t want my boy Rob to be great 😂
Caylub Grogwire
Caylub Grogwire 21 күн мурун
Kodhelaj 21 күн мурун
Rob 💪🏻
Tugrul Pinar
Tugrul Pinar 21 күн мурун
Brett is yolked
rad vlad
rad vlad 21 күн мурун
Robert Whittaker 😴😴😴...
Jason Knight
Jason Knight 21 күн мурун
Rob, what a nice guy!
95phil 21 күн мурун
This guy is so chill he makes Izzy look cringe
Enzo Ezat
Enzo Ezat 21 күн мурун
Robert dont pick easy fights
Aaron Phelan
Aaron Phelan 21 күн мурун
love evrything about this guy even his hairline im jealous of real savages dnt need to talk
rad vlad
rad vlad 21 күн мурун
Robert Whittaker- climatizing pandemic safe precautions covid kangaroo... 😴
Loma Zuala
Loma Zuala 21 күн мурун
I just love to hear him talking... love his fights too
Vanth Dreadstar
Vanth Dreadstar 21 күн мурун
Go champ!
HONEY BADGER 21 күн мурун
Idk why I want to see Izzy vs gastelum 2
QUEENS_RACES 21 күн мурун
He was gonna give costa his 2nd l
Hollifuze 21 күн мурун
Gotta love Rob he’s so honest and down to earth
Tyler Siegel
Tyler Siegel 21 күн мурун
holfyrarris 21 күн мурун
ESPN no like 1080p?
Lucky Luke
Lucky Luke 21 күн мурун
love both guys! suck killers and theyve been in the game forever. Its sad one of them have to loose. Mad respect from Sweden!
Yaw Eli
Yaw Eli 22 күн мурун
Why do I always recollect Izzy beating Whittaker twice!
ChiefBD119 22 күн мурун
It's like a creepy court deposition
Charlie Maddock
Charlie Maddock 22 күн мурун
ROB is gonna WIN this one
Charlie McCard
Charlie McCard 22 күн мурун
Brett just asked him like 30 different questions about Israel and rob responded every time “nah I don’t really think abt him much” then Brett just awkwardly laughs it off 😂
Toni Aull
Toni Aull 22 күн мурун
Whittaker, your such a great influence to the sport. Your mindset carries all kinds of loads. Great discipline to have to balance out your routines. Wishing you the best, bring home the “Victory” will watch for support.
VennomGaming 22 күн мурун
Got to love Whitaker such a humble Aussie bloke🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
Nathaniel Kang
Nathaniel Kang 22 күн мурун
rob can't be cutting more than 10-15 pounds, he must have hated 170 so much
GIGANTOR TOYOTA 22 күн мурун
I’m sure Robert rather be relaxing in his hotel room than answering stupid questions geared at causing him un-necessary stress.These reporters just love getting on fighters nerves before a fight
Cristian Mcclintock
Cristian Mcclintock 22 күн мурун
I got whittaker via headkick off his 1-2
Juice 22 күн мурун
Aye fellas, if anyone is interested, Whittaker's old coach has a podcast on KGglobal called GrangeTV, he does Q&As, and fight companions for every card. super informative and fun. ❤🔥👍✌ check it out
Michael France
Michael France 22 күн мурун
Translation: "How have you felt having to pretend Covid is a real pandemic when you're country isn't participating in this lie"?
Christian Obryant
Christian Obryant 22 күн мурун
Brett: not to talk about izzy or anything. Literally goes on for 15 minutes about izzy I almost forgot this interview is for his fight with gastluem
Schnitzer325ci 22 күн мурун
Whittaker is preparing to become a gatekeeper.. not a good look when you don't want to fight the champion. Gastelum v Adesanya coming soon if Angry Marvin doesn't get there first.
DynomiteKid65 22 күн мурун
Robert "RDA" Whittaker
Dank Davey
Dank Davey 22 күн мурун
I think learning from the rob fight rob beats izzy the 2nd go around, ONLY IF he gets past kelvin.... Kelvin is a crazy killa lol
Bitcoin Blockchain
Bitcoin Blockchain 22 күн мурун
Great Guy, i wish him a victory
Az92 22 күн мурун
"Mate, im accustomed to it"
Supra Sport
Supra Sport 22 күн мурун
I like RW, his funny!! Isolation is np! Wish him well. Hope he gets his title back.
Isaac S.
Isaac S. 22 күн мурун
Robert "climatize" Whittaker
Erica 22 күн мурун
whittaker is so poise, intelligent and good at fighting.
David Lee Olson
David Lee Olson 22 күн мурун
I never seen anyone avoid a rematch like Robert when asked about izzy
Nick Otten
Nick Otten 22 күн мурун
Conor knows he can’t touch the diamond. Just looking for a way out! 💎💎
Matthew Shin
Matthew Shin 22 күн мурун
Hope Rob smokes Gastelum
samwilcockmusic 22 күн мурун
Class act
Tesla's Bitch
Tesla's Bitch 22 күн мурун
The master of hard fights. He deserved the title shot before he took this. He has a hard fight ahead of him but I think he can take the decision and then knock out izzy! Go on knuckles
Diggity Dank
Diggity Dank 22 күн мурун
One of the best all around martial artists in the game. This dude has a full set of skills. One of my favorite fighters in the game. Hes honest, straight talking, no gimmicks kinda guy. Love this dude.
Barry Hemmy
Barry Hemmy 22 күн мурун
Same here.He is an excellent ambassador for The UFC.
andy p
andy p 22 күн мурун
Robert “i don’t think about it” Whittaker
Steven Lee
Steven Lee 22 күн мурун
Lol why did Rob scream SUNDAY in the beginning 🤣
Barry Hemmy
Barry Hemmy 22 күн мурун
He was just reinstating when he came here.
Marlin Millz
Marlin Millz 22 күн мурун
Marvin vs costa should be the next number one contender after the rob vs Kevin fight winner fights Izzy
Andy Avila
Andy Avila 22 күн мурун
When dude gets the belt again, every defense will be a rematch lmao
Christian Freed
Christian Freed 22 күн мурун
Rob referring to his dad as "his buddy"- this is the masculinity that men shouldn't be afraid to show.
Bao Tran
Bao Tran 22 күн мурун
Rob is the nicest dude, but anyone in his position would be clamoring for a titleshot/rematch. No one's overlooking him, all he has to say is "thats what i want" but he won't. He seems more willing to just keep fighting top 5 guys. Very odd
Grega Belec
Grega Belec 22 күн мурун
I am also very happy for Gastellum, because he is very good fighter and he deserves to be happy.
Grega Belec
Grega Belec 22 күн мурун
Izzy vs Whitaker is fight to make, again. It must be the rematch. Obviously Izzy had easily won the first fight, but the next one will be more difficult for Adesanya.
Yes Sir
Yes Sir 22 күн мурун
Ah good not a helwani interrogation room
BobbyMarley 22 күн мурун
This Guy would be the worst politician ever. Sheesh
Dante Zero
Dante Zero 22 күн мурун
Rob we don’t deserve you honestly
closinginonclosure 22 күн мурун
Rob- "I'm a thinker". Something he's always talked about. A minute later asked of he feels like he's done enough for a title shot and replies "I don't think about it". He definitely does. He just doesn't want to talk about it.
Fredrick Effi
Fredrick Effi 22 күн мурун
I believe izzy lost to yan bcoz he respected the polish power far too much. With tht said yan did a great job
Cagatay Cakmak
Cagatay Cakmak 22 күн мурун
To be honest Rob could have gotten a title shot even without this fight no problem. Absolute killer! Takes nothing but hard fights and wins most of the time.
Frequent Flyer
Frequent Flyer 22 күн мурун
My favorite fighter as a person - what a gem!
Marky mark
Marky mark 22 күн мурун
Rob should stay away from izzy, it was too much of a convincing defeat. He is great at adjusting, even Marvin thinks Izzy is the same as when they fought years ago...
D-Time_93 22 күн мурун
It was said last month of Ngannou how it's rare that you get a #1 contender who's cleared out the division themselves. Rob's basically done the same thing at MW. Gotta love how chill he is, just wants to play the game, and then play some games.
Gary Hillman
Gary Hillman 22 күн мурун
Rob is ready for Issy again now looks fit
Jarrett Rabon
Jarrett Rabon 22 күн мурун
Rob “The Biracial Angel” Whittaker is the way, the truth and the light. Only he can make the adjustments to defeat Izzy at MW! 🥇
cheposantos 3puntos
cheposantos 3puntos 22 күн мурун
Yoel beat whittikar but am a fan of rob all respect rob it’s just that’s how I seen the fight
cheposantos 3puntos
cheposantos 3puntos 22 күн мурун
@Barry Hemmy yeah idc what the judges say rewatch that fight yoel won you casual fan
Barry Hemmy
Barry Hemmy 22 күн мурун
No,Yoel was beaten by him...
Phillip Edward Ness
Phillip Edward Ness 22 күн мурун
Brett Bokomobotomoko
NANO 22 күн мурун
"i just wanna see him get beaten" at least he's honest ;)
Noah Anderson
Noah Anderson 22 күн мурун
I love rob I get so nervous when I watch his fights he’s such a nice dude
Eachotherklad 22 күн мурун
love that Guy so much. so nice and humble
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