Robert Whittaker – “It Felt Like I Was Punching And Kicking Steel”

    

Robert Whittaker Vs. Yoel Romero II is being praised as the greatest MMA fight in the history of the sport.

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At 41 years of age, Yoel Romero fought like a Terminator walking through head kicks and heavy strike after heavy strike with zero problems.

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Whittaker who eked out the controversial decision, spoke to The Daily Telegraph about his experience with Romero:

   

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Robert Whittaker: “I know you probably agree he doesn’t look like a middleweight and I can tell you he doesn’t feel like one either. Except for my face, all the damage on my body is from me hitting him. This time, he felt like steel, I was punching and kicking him but it wasn’t doing any damage. He was walking forward through everything. It was weird.”

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Robert Whittaker:  “My shots just weren’t stopping him. I’ve fought everyone in the middleweight division — including Romero previously — and I’ve never seen anything like that. Dunno. Maybe you get stronger as you get older. I assume that’s what happens when you get to your forties …”

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Former Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold said something similar after he was KO’D stiff by Romero earlier this year:

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